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CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



CHARTER, CONSTITUTION 
BY-LAWS 



MEMBERSHIP LIST 



ANNUAL REPORT 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
OCTOBER 31, 1907 




PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY 

1907 



CONTENTS. 



Page 

ANNUAL MEETING, REPORT OF - - 275-326 

BY-LAWS 272-274 

CHARTER - - 267-268 

CONSTITUTION 269-272 

DONATIONS 290-295 

DONORS, LIST OF 327-338 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS ... 326 

Election of New Members - - - 324-325 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, REPORT OF - 276-296' 

FUNDS ....... 276-280 

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney - - 278 

Elias T. Watkins - - - - 279 

General ...... 279-280 

Henry D. Gilpin ..... 276-277 

Huntington W. Jackson - - - 277-278 

Jonathan Burr ..... 277 

Lucretia Pond ..... 278 

Philo Carpenter ..... 277 

T. Mauro Garrett .... 277 

GILPIN TRUSTEES, REPORT OF - - 320-322 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT .... 296-320 

MEETINGS - - ..... 282-284 

MEMBERS, LIST OF 259-266 

MEMBERSHIP ...... 284-290 

OFFICERS, 1907-8 257-258 

PUBLICATIONS - ... 295-296 

TREASURER'S REPORT .... 323-324 



MEMBERSHIP. 



Membership in the Society may be had only 
upon recommendation of the Executive Committee. 
There is no entrance fee. Life membership, free 
from alt dues, is five hundred dollars ; annual 
membership twenty-five dollars. These payments 
carry with them the right to hold office, to vote, 
and take part in the proceedings of the Society; to 
the use of the Library and Reading-room ; to ad- 
mission to all lectures and entertainments, and 
to a copy of the Society's current publications. 



FORM OF BEQUEST. 



I give and bequeath to the CHICAGO HIS- 
TORICAL SOCIETY, incorporated by the Legis- 
lature of the State of Illinois, February 7, 1857, 
the sum of 

Dollars. 



257 

Officers and Members 

OF THE 

Chicago Historical Society 

1907-1908. 

President 
FRANKLIN H. HEAD 

Vice-Presidents 
THOMAS DENT 
LAMBERT TREE 

Treasurer 
ORSON SMITH 

Librarian 
CAROLINE M. McILVAINE 

Executive Committee 
FRANKLIN H. HEAD, Chairman, ex officio 

Term ending November, 1908 

SAMUEL H. KERFOOT, Jr. 

JOSEPH T. BOWEN 

Term ending November, 1909 

OTTO L. SCHMIDT 
WALTER C. NEWBERRY 

Term ending November, 1910 

GEORGE MERRYWEATHER 

WILLIAM A. FULLER 

Term ending November, 1911 

JOHN P. WILSON 
CHARLES F. GUNTHER 



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Trustees of the Gilpin Fund 

•EUGENE H. FISHBURN 
CLARENCE A. BURLEY 
WALTER L. FISHER 
ERSKINE M. PHELPS 
THE PRESIDENT and 
FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT 

ex officiis 

Sub-Committees of the Executive Committee 

FINANCE 

MR. MERRYWEATHER 
MR. FULLER 
MR. WILSON 

HOUSE AND COLLECTIONS 

MR. KERFOOT 
GENERAL NEWBERRY 
MR. BOWEN 

LIBRARIES 

DR. SCHMIDT 

MR. MERRYWEATHER 

MR. WILSON 

LECTURES AND ENTERTAINMENTS 

DR. SCHMIDT 
MR. GUNTHER 
MR. KERFOOT 

AUDITING 

GENERAL NEWBERRY 
MR, BOWEN 
MR. GUNTHER 



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HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS 

Ayer, Edward Everett 
Bartlett, Adolphus Clay 
Crane, Richard Teller 
Hubbard, Mary Ann 
Hutchinson, Charles Lawrence 
McCagg, Ezra Butler 
McCormick, Cyrus Hall 
McCormick, Nettie Fowler 
Nickerson, Samuel Mayo 
Pearsons, Daniel Kimball 
Porter, Henry Hedge 
Ryerson, Martin Antoine 
Schmidt, Otto Leopold 
Skinner, Elizabeth 
Skinner, Frederika 
Smith, Byron Laflin 
Tree, Lambert 



LIFE MEMBERS 

Blatchford, Eliphalet Wickes 
Bond, Benjamin Nicodemus 
Cobb, Henry Ives 
Farnum, William Whitman 
Farwell, John Villars 
Greenebaum, Henry 
Hillebrand, Gerhard H. 
Honore, Henry H. 
Jewett, Ellen Rountree 
Kerfoot, Samuel Humes, Jr. 
Leiter, Joseph 
Lowden, Frank Orren 
Lytton, Henry Charles 
Ogden, Willian Butler 
Page, Benjamin Vaughan 
Palmer, Honore 
Roberts, James Henry 
Seipp, Catharina Orb 
Warner, Ezra Joseph 



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ANNUAL MEMBERS 

Adams, George Everett 

Adsit, Charles Chapin 

Armour, George Allison 

Baker, Alfred Landon 

Bannard, Henry Clay 

Barnard, Frederick 

Barnes, Charles Joseph 

Bartholomay, Henry, Jr. 

Barton, Enos Melancthon 

Beach, Myron Hawley - 

Beale, William Gerrish 

Blaine, Anita McCormick 

Blair, Edward Tyler 

Blair, Sarah Seymour 

Blount, Fred Meacham 

Bowen, Joseph Tilton 

Bradley, J. Harley 

Brown, Edward Osgood 

Brown, Samuel Lockwood 

Bryan, Alfred C 

Bryan, Frederick William 

Bryan, John Charles 

Bryson, William J. 

Buckingham, Ebenezer 

Bunn, John Whitfield 

Burley, Clarence Augustus 

Burton, LeGrand Sterling 

Butz, Otto Casper 

Calhoun, William James 

Cannon, Thomas H. 

Carpenter, Augustus Alvord 

Carpenter, George Benjamin 

Caruthers, Kate S. 

Chalmers, William James 

Chatfield-Taylor, Hobart Chatfield 

Cheney, Charles Edward 

Coburn, Lewis Larned 

coffeen, mllo lester 

Conover, Charles Hopkins 

Crane, Charles Richard 

Curtiss, Charles Chauncey 

Davis, Nathan Smith 

Deering, Charles 



Deering, William 
DeKoven, Annie Larrabee 
Delano, Frederic Adrian 
Dent, Louis Lee 
Dent, Thomas 
Dick, Albert Blake 
Dickinson, Albert 
Dickinson, Jacob Macgavic 
Dixon, Arthur 
Dummer, William Francis 
Durand, Elliott 
Eastman, Sidney Corning 
Eberhardt, Max 
Eddy, Augustus Newland 
Ewen, John Meiggs 
Farwell, Granger 
Farwell, John Villars, Jr. 
Fergus, George Harris 
Ferry, Charles Herbert 
Fishburn, Eugene Heald 
Fisher, Lucius George 
Fisher, Walter Lowrie 
Frankel, Julius 
Freer, Archibald E. 
Fuller, Oliver Franklin 
Fuller, William Alden 
Glessner, John Jacob 
Goodrich, Horace Atwater 
Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins 
Gresham, Otto 
Gunther, Charles Frederick 
Gurley, William W. 
Hamilton, David Gilbert 
Hamilton, Henry Edward 
Harris, George Bacon 
Harris, Joseph 
Harris, Norman Waite 
Harrison, Carter Henry 
Harrison, William Preston 
Harvey, Frank William 
Haskell, Frederick Tudor 
Head, Franklin Harvey 
High, George Henry 
Higinbotham, Harlow Niles 
Hitchcock, Annie McClure 



Hopkins, John Patrick 

Hulburd, Charles Henry 

Hunt, Robert Woolston 

Hyde, James Nevins 

Hynes, William J. 

Insull, Samuel 

Isham, George Snow 

Jones, David Bennett 

Jones, Joseph Russell 

Jones, Thomas Davies 

Keep, Chauncey 

Kelley, William Edward 

Kerfoot, Annie Warfield Lawrence 

Kerfoot, William Dale 

Kimball, Eugene S. 

King, Francis 

Lathrop, Bryan 

Lathrop, Helen L. Aldis 

Lawrence, Dwight 

Lawson, Victor Fremont 

Lay, Albert Tracy 

Lefens, Thies Jacob 

Leicht, Edward Albert 

Lincoln, Robert Todd 

Loomis, Mary Hunt 

Lord, John Brockett 

McConnell, Charles Henry 

McCormick, Harold Fowler 

McCormick, Stanley 

McKinlock, George Alexander 

MacMillan, Thomas C. 

MacVeagh, Franklin 

Mair, Charles A. 

Mayer, Levy 

Merryweather, George 

Mills, Luther Laflin 

Moore, James Hobart 

Morgan, Fred William 

Morris, Edward 

Morris, Frank M. 

Morris, Henry Crittenden 

Morris, Ira N. 

Morton, Joy 

Mulliken, Alfred Henry 

Mulliken, Charles Henry 



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Newberry, Walter Cass 
Newman, Jacob 
Noyes, LaVerne W. 
Peck, Ferdinand Wythe 
Phelps, Erskine M. 
Pike, Eugene Samuel 
Quan, Henry W. 
Ream, Norman Bruce 
Rehm, William H. 
Rend, William Patrick 
Revell, Alexander H. 
Ripley, Edward Payson 
Roloson, Robert W. 
Rood, James, Jr. 
Rosenfeld, Maurice 
Rubens, Harry 
Runnells, John Sumner 
Ryerson, Edward Larned 
Schmidt, Fred M. 
Schmidt, Richard Ernest 
Scott, Frank Hamline 
Seipp, William Conrad 
Shortall, John Louis 
Smith, Delavan 
Smith, Frederick Augustus 
Smith, Frederick Belcher 
Smith, Orson 
Snow, Helen E. 
Spoor, John Alden 
Sprague, Albert Arnold 
Ton, Cornelius J. 
Turck, Fenton B. 
Tuttle, Frederick Bulkley 
Wacker, Charles Henry 
Walker, Elia Marsh 
Walker, Henry H. 
Walker, William Bentley 
Walsh, James 
Watkins, Elias Marvin 
Weber, Herman 
Wegg, David Spencer 
Wells, Frederick Latimer 
Wilmarth, Mary Jane Hawes 



Wilson, John P. 

Winston, Frederick Seymour 

Wrenn, John Henry 



HONORARY MEMBERS 

Adams, Charles Francis 
Cullom, Shelby Moore 
Draper, Andrew Sloan 
Girouard, Desire 
Guthrie, Ossian 
James, Edmund Janes 
Jameson, John Franklin 
Jones, Fernando 
Smith, Goldwin 
Stevenson, Adlai Ewing 
Stone, William Leete 
Whitehouse, Frederic Cope 



CORRESPONDING MEMBERS 

Alvord, Clarence Walworth 

Anderson, Henry C. L. 

Appleton, Edward Dale 

Baker, George Hall 

Barton, Edmund Mills 

Baskin, Oliver Lawrence 

Beer, William 

Beers, John Hobart 

Bonbright, Daniel 

Bond, Charles Frederick 

Bond, Edward Rogers 

Bond, Mary Esther 

Bond, Shadrach Cuthbert 

Bond, Thomas William 

Boss, Henry Rush 

Bourland, Benjamin Langford Todd 

Bruwaert, Edmond 

Buckley, Thomas 

Burke, John Crysostom 

Burnham, John Howard 

Bushnell, David Ives 

Campbell, Charles Bishop 

Chapman, Charles C. 



Chapman, Frank M. 
Chetlain, Augustus Louis 
Chouteau, Pierre 
Cox, Isaac Joslin 
Crane, Frank W. 
DePeyster, John Watts 
DeWolf, Edward P. 
Doughty, Arthur G. 
Douglas, Walter Bond 
Drennan, Daniel Ogilvie 
Dunn, Jacob Piatt 
Durrett, Reuben Thomas 
Eastman, Francis Ambrose 
Felsenthal, Bernhard 
Fertig, James Walter 
Franklin, Marian Scott 
Gale, William Henry 
Gardiner, Asa Bird 
Goodman, Edward 
Gordon, Eleanor Kinzie 
Gosselin, A. E. 
Greeley, Samuel Sewell 
Green, Samuel Abbott 
Greene, Evarts Boutell 
Grover, Frank R. 
Harden, William 
Harpel, Charles 
Hayes, Harriet Hayden 
Head, William R. 
Hubbard, Adolphus Skinner 
Hubbard, Elijah Kent 
Hull, Horace 
Isham, William Bradley 
James, James Alton 
Jones, Arthur Edwards 
Kelton, Dwight H. 
Kinney, Henry Clay 
Kohlsaat, Herman Henry 
Leonard, Edward Francke 
Lewis, Benjamin F. 
Long, John Turner 
McClurg, Gilbert 
McClurg, Virginia Donaghe 
McCord, David Ross 
McGee, W J 



McGovern, James J. 
Martin, Joseph Stanley 
Meese, William Augustus 
Menard, Peter Abijah 
Mills, William C. 
Mitchell, William Arthur Right 
Onahan, William J. 
O'Shaughnessy, Thomas A. 
Page, Walter Hines 
Parker, Edward J. 
Peet, Stephen Denison 
Peterson, Paul Christian 
Petitclere, Emma L. 
Phillimore, William P. W. 
Putnam, Elizabeth Duncan 
Radebaugh, William 
Redmond, Lily Meldrum 
Rose, James Alexander 
Smith, John Corson 
Smith, Perry Hiram, Jr. 
Smith, Valentine 
Sparks, Edwin Erle 
Steward, John Fletcher 
Swearingen, James Strode 
Thacher, Edward Strode 
Thwaites, Reuben Gold 
Tillinghast, Caleb Benjamin 
Upton, George Putnam 
Van Name, Addison 
Walker, Edwin Sawyer 
Watson, Eliza Lucretia Bond 
Wells, Albert Emory 
Whistler, Garland Nelson 
Willard, Samuel 
Wilson, James Grant 
Wood, James Whistler 



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CHARTER. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Whereas, it is conducive to the public good of a State, 
to encourage such institutions as have for their ob- 
ject to collect and preserve the memorials of its 
founders and benefactors, as well as the historical 
evidences of its progress in settlement and popula- 
tion, and in the arts, improvements, and institutions 
which distinguish a civilized community, and to 
transmit the same for the instruction and benefit of 
future generations: 

Section I. Be it enacted by the People of the State 
of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That 
William H. Brown, William B.Ogden, J.Young Scammon, 
Mason Brayman, Mark Skinner, Geo. Manierre, John H. 
Kinzie, J. V. Z. Blaney, E. I. Tinkham, J. D. Webster, 
W. A. Smallwood, V. H. Higgins, N. S. Davis, Charles 
H. Ray, S. D. Ward, M. D. Ogden, F. Scammon, E. B. 
McCagg, and William Barry, all of the City of Chicago, 
who have associated for the purpose aforesaid, be and 
are hereby formed into and constituted a body politic 
and corporate, by the name of the "Chicago Historical 
Society," and that they and their successors, and such 
others as shall be legally elected by them as their asso- 
ciates, shall be and continue a body politic and corpor- 
ate, by that name, forever. 

Sec. 2. Said Society shall have power to elect a 
President, and all necessary officers, and shall have one 
common seal, and the same may break, change and re- 
new at pleasure; and, as a body politic and corporate, 
by the name aforesaid, may sue and be sued, and pros- 
ecute and defend suits, both in law and equity, to final 
judgment and execution. 

Sec. 3. The said Society shall have power to make 
all orders and by-laws for governing its members and 
property, not repugnant to the laws of this State; and 
may expel, disfranchise, or suspend any member, who, 
by his misconduct, shall be rendered unworthy, or who 
shall neglect or refuse to observe the rules and by-laws 
of this Society. 

Sec. 4. The said Society may, from time to time, 
establish rules for electing officers and members, and 
also times and places for holding meetings; and is hereby 



empowered to take and hold real or personal estate, by 
gift, grant, devise, or purchase, or otherwise, and the 
same, or any part thereof, to alien and convey. 

Sec. 5. The said Society shall have power to elect 
corresponding and honorary members thereof, in the va- 
rious parts of this State and of the several United States, 
and also in foreign countries, at their discretion: Pro- 
vided, however, that the number of resident members of 
said Society shall never exceed sixty; and William H. 
Brown, or any other person named in this act, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to notify and call together the 
first meeting of said Society; and the same Society, when 
met, shall agree upon a method for calling further meet- 
ings, and may have power to adjourn from time to time, 
as may be found necessary. 

Sec. 6. Members of the Legislature of this State, in 
either branch, and Judges of the Supreme Court, and offi- 
cers of State, shall and may have free access to said 
Society's library and cabinet. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Approved, February J, i8S7- 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 

APPROVED FEBRUARY 7, 1857. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the People of the 
State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, 
That section five (5) of the act, to which this is an 
amendment, be so amended that said Society shall have 
power to increase the number of its resident members, 
from time to time, to any number that shall by it be 
deemed expedient. 

Sec. 2. The said Society shall have power to borrow 
money and mortgage its real estate to secure the same, to 
an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be 
used in completing and paying for the buildings now in 
process of erection on the real estate of said Society. And 
the real estate and property of said Society shall be ex- 
empt from taxation. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Approved, January 30, 1867. 



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CONSTITUTION. 

Adopted, 1856. 
Revised, November .29, 1870. 
Amended, January 16, 1883. 
Revised, November 21, 1893. 
Amended, November 20, 1906. 

ARTICLE I. 

NAME AND OBJECTS. 

This Society shall be called the CHICAGO HIS- 
TORICAL SOCIETY. 

Its object shall be to institute and encourage histor- 
ical inquiry, to collect and preserve the materials of his- 
tory, and to spread historical information, especially con- 
cerning the Northwestern States. 

ARTICLE II. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Section 1. This Society shall be composed of Hon- 
orary Life, Life, Annual, Honorary, and Corresponding 
members, all of whom shall be elected by ballot only at a 
regular meeting of the Society, and only upon the recom- 
mendation of the Executive Committee, unless, by unan- 
imous consent, they shall be elected by a viva-voce vote 
cast at a regular meeting by twelve legally-qualified 
voters. Three adverse ballots or three dissenting votes 
shall reject the candidate. 

Sec. 2. The dues for membership shall be as 
follows: For Life-Membership, five hundred dollars pay- 
able in money, or by services rendered or donations made, 
and publicly declared by resolution of the Executive 
Committee to exceed that amount in value to the Society: 
and for Annual Membership, twenty-five dollars per an- 
num, the dues for the first fiscal year being payable with- 
in one month after election to membership and notice of 
such election; provided, that when such election shall 
occur after January first, the dues for the balance of said 
fiscal year shall be for the proportionate part of the 
twenty-five dollars, and payable within thirty days after 
such election and notice. 



Persons who have heretofore made, or shall hereafter 
make, voluntary contribution of one thousand dollars or 
more to the Society's funds, or donations publicly declared 
by resolution of the Executive Committee to be of that 
value to the Society's collections.maybe elected Honorary 
Life Members, upon recommendation of the Executive 
Committee. 

The President and Secretary shall issue a Diploma, 
under seal of the Society, and certifying the class of 
membership, to each member elected, upon payment of 
the dues. 

Sec. 3. The right to hold office and vote, and to 
take any part in the proceedings of the Society, shall be 
accorded to and may be exercised only by the members 
of the three classes first hereinbefore named. 

ARTICLE III. 

OFFICERS. 

Section 1. The officers of the Society shall consist 
of a President, First and Second Vice-Presidents, and an 
Executive Committee, consisting of the President of the 
Society, ex-officio, who shall be the chairman thereof, 
and eight others, all of which aforenamed officers shall 
be members of the Society, and also a Treasurer, a 
Librarian, and a Secretary. 

Sec. 2. The President and Vice-Presidents shall 
be elected by ballot at the annual meetings for one year, 
and shall respectively remain in office until the election 
of their successors. 

They shall perform such duties as are common to 
such officers or as may be prescribed in the By-Laws. 
Vacancies occurring from any cause in any of these 
offices may be filled by ballot at any special meeting, no- 
tice of such election being given in the notice of such 
meeting. 

Sec. 3. The Executive Committee shall be chosen 
by ballot at the annual meetings, two members of 
which shall, from the time of the first election hereunder, 
hold their office until the next annual election of officers; 
two of them until the second such election; two of them 
until the third such election; and two of them until the 
fourth such election. The terms for which the first mem- 
bers so chosen at the first election shall hold their office, 
shall be determined by lot immediately after such election. 



Sec. 4. At each annual meeting thereafter there 
shall be elected by ballot two persons to fill the places 
vacant by the expiration of the term of those heretofore 
elected as members of the Executive Committee, and of 
those who shall hereafter be elected such members. 

On the expiration of the term of any of the members 
of said committee, their successors shall be elected by 
ballot for the term of four years. 

Vacancies in the Executive Committee during an un- 
expired term, caused by death, resignation, removal from 
office, or inability to act, may be filled by a majority of 
the remaining members of said committee, until the suc- 
ceeding annual election, at which time such vacancies 
shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner 
as members of said committee are elected for the full 
term of their office. 

Sec. 5. The Executive Committee, constituted 
above, shall alone hold, manage, administer, and con- 
trol all the money, property, effects, and affairs of the 
Society: and said committee may appoint a Treasurer, a 
Librarian, a Secretary, and such assistants and employes 
in the service of the Society as to said committee may 
seem fit; and may prescribe the duties and fix the com- 
pensation of such officers, assistants and employes; and 
said committee may make investments of the Society's 
funds, provided that no fund bequeathed to or held by 
the Society for a specific purpose shall be appropriated 
to or used for any other purpose, and provided further 
that said committee shall not incur any liability on the 
part of said Society in any one year which shall exceed 
its annual income; and it shall be the duty of said com- 
mittee to make an annual report to the Society of all its 
acts and doings. 

ARTICLE IV. 

MEETINGS. 

Section 1. The annual meeting for the election of 
officers and the transaction of other business relating to 
the affairs of the Society shall be held on the third Tues- 
day of November in each year, and the fiscal year of the 
Society shall begin with the first day of November in 
each year and end with the thirty-first day of the following 
October. 

Sec. 2. The regular meetings shall be held at 
such times and conducted in such manner as shall be pre- 



scribed in the By-Laws and directed by the Executive 
Committee, provided no such regular meeting shall 
occur at the same time with the annual meeting. 

Sec. 3. At the annual meetings not less than 
twelve members having the right to vote, and at the spe- 
cial business meetings not less than seven such members 
shall constitute a quorum. 

Sec. 4. Special meetings and special business 
meetings may be called by the President, or, in case of 
his absence, by one of the Vice-Presidents, of which due 
notice shall be given at least two days beforehand. 

ARTICLE V. 

AMENDMENTS. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended by 
a two-third vote at any annual or special meeting; pro- 
vided that a printed or written copy of the proposed 
alterations or amendments shall have accompanied the 
notice of the meeting at which they shall be acted upon; 
and provided further that not less than twelve members 
having the right to vote shall be present when such vote 
is taken. 



BY-LAWS. 

DUTIES OF OFFICERS. 

Art. I. Section 1. The President shall preside at all 
meetings of the Society and of the Executive Committee, 
and call such special meetings and special business meet- 
ings as he may deem necessary, or as he may, in writing, 
be requested to call by five members of the Society. 

Sec. 2. The Vice-Presidents in the order of their 
seniority, shall perform the duties of the President in the 
case of the absence of the President from the meetings 
of the Society or from Chicago. 

Sec. 3. The Executive Committee may adopt 
such rules for their own action not in conflict with the 
Constitution and By-Laws of the Society, as they may 
find most convenient and necessary. 

Sec. 4. All nominations to membership shall be 
submitted to the Executive Committee, and reported 
upon by them to the Society. 



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MEETINGS. 

Art. II. Section 1. The regular meetings of the 
Society shall be held on the third Tuesday of each of the 
following named months, to-wit: January, April and 
October. 

Sec. 2. The annual meeting shall be held on 
the third Tuesday of November, the precise hour in the 
case of this and all other meetings of the Society being 
designated by the President and stated in the notice of 
the meeting. 

Sec. 3. The exercises of the regular and special 
meetings of the Society shall be under the direction of 
the Executive Committee, and in general conformity 
with the objects of the Society. 

Sec. 4. The order of business at the special busi- 
ness meetings of the Society shall be as follows: 

1. Reading the minutes of the next preceding 

business meeting. 

2. Reports of Officers. 

3. Reports of Committees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Deferred business. 

6. New business. 

Sec. 5. The order of business at the annual meet- 
ing of the Society shall be as follows: 

1. Reading the minutes of the next preceding meet- 

ing. 

2. Reports of Officers. 

3. Reports of Committees and Trustees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Election of Officers. 

6. Deferred business. 

7. New business. 

MEMBERSHIP. 

Art. III. Section 1. The dues of the annual mem- 
bers of the Society shall be payable annually in advance 
on the third Tuesday of November in each year. 

Sec. 2. Should the dues of any member remain un- 
paid for the space of one month, the Executive Commit- 
tee shall notify him in writing, that unless his dues are 
paid within one month from the date of such notice his 
membership shall cease, and unless such dues are paid 



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pursuant to such notice, or such default is accounted for 
to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee, such per- 
son shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Society. 

SUSPENSION AND AMENDMENTS. 

Art. IV. The By-Laws in whole or in part may be 
suspended during any special business or annual meet- 
ing, by vote of a majority of the members present at any 
such meeting. The By-Laws may be amended on the 
same conditions prescribed for amending the Constitu- 
tion. 



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REPORT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

November 19, 1907. 



The annual meeting of the Chicago Historical Soci- 
ety was held in the Reading Room of the Society's Build- 
ing, corner of Dearborn Avenue and Ontario Street, on 
Tuesday evening, November 19, 1907, pursuant to notice 
as provided by its Constitution. 

During the fiscal year ending October thirty-first the 
Society had acquired by purchase the Albert Scharf 
Collection of Maps, Manuscripts and Relics of the Stone 
Age in the Chicago Region, and the Committee on House 
and Collections, with the assistance of the Librarian and 
Mr. Scharf had arranged the entire Collection as the 
special exhibit of the evening. The Collection consists of 
some forty original maps, one hundred and fifty pages of 
descriptive matter, and nearly two thousand Indian relics 
discovered in the immediate vicinity of Chicago, and is 
one of the richest local collections of its kind. Mr. Scharf 
was present. 

At the appointed hour, in the absence of President 
Head from the City, Vice-President Dent occupied the 
Chair and called the meeting to order. 

On motion of General Newberry, seconded by 
Bishop Cheney, Mr. Kerfoot was appointed Secretary 
of the Meeting. 

The following members were present: Henry 
Bartholomay, Jr., Myron H. Beach, Joseph T. Bowen, 
Clarence A. Burley, Charles Edward Cheney, 
Thomas Dent, Albert Dickinson, Elliott Durand, 
William A. Fuller, George H. Fergus, Julius 
Frankel, David Gilbert Hamilton, Henry E. 
Hamilton, Samuel H. Kerfoot, Jr., George Merry- 
weather, Walter C. Newberry, Erskine M. Phelps, 
Fred M. Schmidt, Otto L. Schmidt, and Lambert 
Tree; also the Librarian. A quorum being present The 
President asked if the reading of the minutes of the last 



annual meeting was called for. On motion of Mr. Burley, 
seconded by Mr. Bowen, the reading was dispensed 
with inasmuch as the minutes had been printed in the 
Society's Year Book for 1907, and distributed among 
the members. 

The President announced as next in the order of 
business the Reports of Officers. Mr. Kerfoot stated 
that the originals of the Reports were in his possession 
and that in pursuance of recent custom the Reports had 
been printed and copies were in the hands of the members 
present; and that when approved they would appear in 
permanent form in the Year Book for the ensuing year. 
The President thereupon suggested that, if there were 
no objection, the reading of the Reports be dispensed 
with, and it was so ordered. 

The Secretary of the Meeting then presented the fol- 
lowing: 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 
For the Fiscal Y'ear Ending October 31, 1907. 



To the Members of the Chicago Historical Society: 

Gentlemen: — In conformity with the Society's Con- 
stitution, the Executive Committee has the honor to submit 
its Annual Report to the Society as follows: 

FUNDS. 

The Society's Funds consist of eight special funds and 
a general fund. 

The Henry D. Gilpin Fund ($66,810.46, as per their 
report) is under the exclusive care and management of 
trustees appointed under the will of Henry D. Gilpin. The 
income from this fund, as paid to the Society by said trus- 
tees, is applied entirely to the maintenance of the Gilpin 
Library. The present trustees are Clarence A. Burley, 
Eugene H. Fishburn, Walter L. Fisher and Erskine 
M. Phelps, and the President and First Vice-President of 



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the Society, ex ofiiciis. A full statement of the fund is given 
in the report of these trustees, presented herewith on 
pages 321-322. 

The Jonathan Burr Fund consists of a legacy of$2,ooo 
from the late Jonathan Burr, the income to be used in 
payment of printing the Society's publications. It is invest- 
ed in a cottage and twenty-one lots in the Town of Calumet, 
acquired in settlement of a note secured by trust deed on 
said lots. The account is as follows : 
Available balance on hand, Nov. 20, 1906.$ 62.98 
Received rent on Trowbridge property . . . 84.00 



$146.98 

Paid for repairs, taxes, etc., on same ... $ 49- 21 
Paid toward printing lectures 50.00 99-21 

Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. . $ 47-77 

The Philo Carpenter Fund consists of a legacy of 
$1,000 from the late Philo Carpenter, the income to be de- 
voted to binding books and periodicals. It is invested in a 
$1,000 five per cent bond of the Commonwealth Electric 
Company. The account stands as follows: 
Available balance on hand, Nov. 20, 1906. $134.12 

Received interest on bond 50.00 

$184.12 

Paid for binding books 113.00 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. . $ 71.12 

The T. Mauro Garrett Fund consists of $1,000 be- 
queathed to the Society by the late T. Mauro Garrett and 
is invested in a $1,000 five per cent bond of the Common- 
wealth Electric Company. The account stands as follows: 

Received interest on bond $ 5 a0 ° 

Paid balance due General Fund (premium 

and interest advanced) $ 7-5° 

Paid General Fund toward general ex- 
penses 40.00 

47-50 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. . $ 2.50 

The Huntington Wolcott Jackson Fund is a bequest 
of $1,000 from the late Huntington W. Jackson. It is 



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invested in a $1,000 five per cent bond of the Common- 
wealth Electric Company. The following statement shows 
the condition of the fund: 

Available balance on hand, Nov. 20, 1906. $ 56.14 

Received interest on bond '. . 50.00 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. $106.14 

The Lucretia Pond Fund, being the proceeds of a be- 
quest of real estate to the Society by Lucretia Pond, con- 
sists of a principal of $13,500, the income to be used in the 
purchase of books, pamphlets and documents, or pictures 
and paintings of historical interest. The fund is now 
invested in: 

Four $1,000 four and one-half per cent South Side Ele~ 
vated Railway Company's bonds. 

Eight $1,000 five per cent Peoples' Gas Light and Coke 
Company's Refunding bonds. 

One $500 four per cent Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railroad Company's bond. 

One $1,000 four per cent first mortgage Metropolitan 
Elevated West Side Railway Company's bond. 

The account of this fund stands as follows : 
Available balance on hand, Nov. 20, 1906.$ 1.86 

Received interest on bonds 640.00 

$641.86 

Paid General Fund (amount advanced for 
books and periodicals) 45J-65 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907.. $190.21 

The Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Fund consists 
of $5,000 bequeathed to the Society by the late Elizabeth 
Hammond Stickney, as a memorial to her husband, Edward 
Swan Stickney, the income to be used in maintaining the 
Stickney Library and making additions thereto. It is in- 
vested in five $1,000 general mortgage, four per cent bonds 
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. 
The account of this fund stands as follows : 
Available balance on hand. Nov. 20, 1906. $632.80 

Received interest on bonds 200.00 

$832.80 

Paid for Scharf Collection of manuscripts 

and maps 400.00 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. $432.80 



The Elias T. Watkins Fund consists of $5,000 be- 
queathed to the Society by the late Elias T. Watkins. The 
full amount is invested in five $1,000 five per cent bonds 
of the Commonwealth Electric Company. The account 
stands as follows: 

Received interest on bonds $250.00 

Paid balance due General Fund (premiums 

and interest advanced) ■ $ 37-50 

Paid General Fund toward general ex- 
penses 210.00 

247.50 



Available balance on hand, Oct. 31, 1907. $ 2.50 

The General Fund, from which the general expendi- 
tures of the Society are made, is derived principally from 
the annual dues of members, together with such gifts as 
are made from time to time without special restrictions. The 
account of this fund stands as follows : 



GENERAL FUND. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand, Nov. 20, 1906 $1,776.88 

Dues from annual members 4,415.00 

Trustees of Gilpin Fund. 1,800.00 

Donations 248.25 

Interest and other sources 96.88 

Repayment of interest and premiums 
advanced on bonds purchased by 

Special Funds 45-00 

Paid by Special Funds toward gen- 
eral expenses 701.65 



$9,083.66 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Salaries $4,059.71 

Repairs and betterments 262.13 

Books and documents 3 T 5- T 9 

Printing 457-65 

General expenses 2,126.20 

Cash on hand, Oct. 31, 1907 1,862.78 



$9,083.66 



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TRIAL BALANCE. 
October 31, 1907. 

Dr. 

General Fund 

Jonathan Burr Fund 

Philo Carpenter Fund 

T. Mauro Garrett Fund 

Henry D. Gilpin Fund 

Huntington W. Jackson Fund 

Lucretia Pond Fund 

Elizabeth H. Stickney Fund.. .. 

Elias T. Watkins Fund 

Bills Receivable $ 1,000.00 

Bonds 26,500.00 

*Real Estate 227,000.00 

Trustees Henry D. Gilpin Fund . . 66,810.46 
Cash 2,715.82 



Cr. 

$227,862.78 
2,047.77 
1,071.12 
1,002.50 
66,810.46 
1,106.14 
13,690.21 
5,432.8o 
5,002.50 



$324,026.28 $324,026.28 



♦Society's Building and Land $225,000 
Burr Fund lots 2,000 



DIGEST OF TRIAL BALANCE. 



Fund 


Cash 


Bills 
Rec'bl 


Bonds 


Real 
Estate 


Trustees 
Gilpin 
Fund 


Totals. 




$1,862.78 

47.77 

71.12 

2.50 

106.14 

190.21 

432.80 

2.50 


$1,000 


$1,000 
1,000 

1,000 
13,500 
5.000 
5,000 


$225,000 
2,000 


$66,810.46 


$227,862.78 




2,047.77 


T. Mauro Garrett 

Henrv D. Gilpin 

Huntington W. Jackson 


1,071.12 
1,002.50 

66,810.46 
1,106.14 

13,690.21 


Elizabeth H. Stickney. 
Elias T. Watkins 


5,432.80 
5,002.50 


Total 


$2,715.82 


$1,000 


$26,500 


$227,000 


$66,810.46 


$324,026.28 



The Treasurer's Report is appended and appears on 
pages 323-324- 






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November 12th, 1907. 
We hereby certify that we have examined the 
accounts of the Chicago Historical Society and of Orson 
Smith, its Treasurer, for the year ending October 31st, 
1907, the vouchers for every disbursement, and the 
securities in the custody of the Treasurer, and that we 
find the same correct and as reported. 

Walter C. Newberry, 
Charles F. Gunther, 
Joseph T. Bowen, 

Auditing Committee. 



From the foregoing and the appended reports of the 
Treasurer and the Gilpin Trustees it is apparent that the 
Society remains, as it has for the last five years, entirely 
free from debt; that all of its trust funds are intact, safely 
invested and yielding income which is being expended in 
the lines of the Society's work for which they were estab- 
lished; and that the cash balance in the treasury is slightly 
larger than at the beginning of the fiscal year. This 
showing should be as gratifying to the members as it is to 
the Executive Committee. But a careful analysis of the 
reports should also convince the members of the inadequacy 
of the endowment for the work which the Society ought 
to accomplish. The membership should be largely increased 
in numbers and the Society's income augmented by their 
dues. The endowment should be multiplied many fold. 

At the celebration of the semi-centennial anniversary 
of the incorporation of the Society, on February seventh, 
President Head appealed to the members to make liberal 
contributions to its resources either by cash donations or by 
provision in their wills, and the Executive Committee heart- 
ily indorses that appeal, and calls particular attention to that 
portion of the Librarian's report bearing upon the several 
purposes for which special funds are needed. The com- 
mittee does not hesitate to publish and reiterate the So- 
ciety's needs, nor will it feel justified in ceasing to do so 
until the necessity has been removed. 

The endurance of the Society is not imperiled, nor need 
its work be suspended; with the cash balance and the pres- 
ent income from annual dues the Executive Committee will 
continue to prosecute that work to the limit of its abilities, 
trusting that the liberality of its friends will enable the 



Society to increase its usefulness and fulfill its mission un- 
hampered by its present poverty. 

For the munificence of the Society's benefactors in the 
past the Executive Committee repeats the expression of its 
gratitude. The record should inspire the present genera- 
tion to emulate the example thus set, and put the Society 
upon so firm a foundation financially as to permanently in- 
sure its taking and holding the rank of which it is worthy 
among the institutions of this community. 



MEETINGS. 

On November 27, 1906, a joint meeting of the Chicago 
Historical Society and the Evanston Historical Society 
was held in the Lecture Hall, at which Mr. Frank R. Grover, 
Vice-President of the latter Society, delivered an address 
on "Father Pierre Francois Pinet, S. J., and His Mission 
of the Guardian Angel of Chicago, 1696-1699." This ad- 
dress forms one of the publications of the year. 

On December 18, 1906, a special meeting of the So- 
ciety was held at which Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert McClurg, of 
Colorado Springs, delivered in the Lecture Hall their joint 
travelogue and lecture, "Panoramic Colorado, Pre-Colum- 
bian and Present Day." Mrs. McClurg gave the Pre- 
Columbian history, telling of the life and habits of the na- 
tives of that period gathered from the evidences remaining. 
Mr. McClurg presented the later history, describing the 
coming of the Spanish and the English. The lecture was 
beautifully illustrated with two hundred and fifty stereopti- 
con views, and was thoroughly enjoyed by the large audi- 
ence present. 

On January 11, 1907* at a special meeting of the So- 
ciety, Mr. Horace Hull, of Ottawa, 111., delivered an ad- 
dress on "Starved Rock, Deer Park, and the Canyons of 
the Illinois," illustrated with stereopticon views showing the 
beautiful scenery of that region. Mr. Hull is a native of 
that locality and commendably enthusiastic in his efforts 
to have it established as a State Park, thus preserving, in 
a state of nature, one of the most interesting historic sites 
as well as one of the beauty spots of the State. 

On February 7, 1907, the Society celebrated the fiftieth 
anniversary of its incorporation by tendering a reception 



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to its members and guests. Hon. Ezra B.McCagg,sole sur- 
viving Incorporator of the Society, gave a brief but most 
interesting sketch of the work of the Society down to the 
Chicago Fire of 1871. President Head spoke of the So- 
ciety's subsequent work. Governor Deneen was expected 
to make an address, but at the last moment was prevented 
by official business. The capacity of the Lecture Hall 
was exhausted by the audience and after the formal exer- 
cises, guests to the number of about 400 enjoyed the 
opportunity of renewing old acquaintance. A full re- 
port of the exercises and addresses of this meeting con- 
stitutes one of the Society's publications. 

On the afternoon of March 22, 1907, the Arche Club 
held an historical-art meeting in the Society's Building. The 
program consisted of a short address of welcome by Presi- 
dent Head and response by Mrs. C. F. Adams, President 
of the Arche Club. This was followed by a symposium, 
''The Development of Art in Chicago." Mrs. La Verne W. 
Noyes spoke on "The Artists," Mr. Walter C. Larned on 
"The Collections," Mr. Franklin MacVeagh on "Municipal 
Art," and Mr. Wallace Heckman on "The Educational In- 
fluence of Art." A reception was then tendered to the 
club and its guests. 

On the evening of March 16, .1907, the Society's Build 
ing was visited by the Hiji Club, of the Y. M. C. A., and 
on May 9th by the Scandinavian Society of the same asso- 
ciation, and on both occasions the collections were exhibited 
by the Librarian. 

On March 28, 1907, at a special meeting of the Society, 
Isaac Joslin Cox, Professor of History in the University of 
Cincinnati, delivered an address on "The Diplomacy and 
Intrigue of the Old North West/' 

On April 16, 1907, a special meeting of the Society 
was held in its Building,the occasion being the unveiling of 
a bronze Memorial Tablet by Julia Bracken-Wendt, of 
Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, the gift of his widow, Mary 
Ann Hubbard. A large audience was entertained by the 
biographical sketch of Mr. Hubbard, delivered by his 
nephew, Mr. Henry E. Hamilton, and now in press as a 
publication of the Society. 



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The use of the Society's Building was granted to the 
German-American Historical Society for its annual meet- 
ing on the evening of February 12, 1907, at which Dr. 
Evarts B. Greene, of the University of Illinois, delivered 
an address on "Gustav Korner, the Typical German-Ameri- 
can Statesman," and Hon. Otto C. Schneider spoke of 
"Abraham Lincoln und die Deutschen." 



MEMBERSHIP. 

The amendments to the Constitution, adopted at the 
last Annual Meeting, restoring Honorary Life Membership, 
enabled the Executive Committee to give and record per- 
manent evidence of its gratitude to many of the Society's 
generous benefactors by adopting resolutions recommend- 
ing them for the honorable distinction of election by the 
Society to such membership. 

These recommendations are as follows: 

For election to Honorary Life Membership: 
Mary Ann Hubbard 

From Life to Honorary Life Membership: 
Edward E. Ayer 
Richard T. Crane 
Charles L. Hutchinson 
Ezra B. McCagg 
Cyrus H. McCormick 
Martin A. Ryerson 
Otto L. Schmidt 

From Annual to Honorary Life Membership: 
Adolphus C. Bartlett 
Henry H. Porter 
Elizabeth Skinner 
Frederika Skinner 
Lambert Tree 

From Annual to Life Membership: 
Ezra J. Warner 

The additions to the Society's membership for the year, 
including the foregoing and all whose election is confirmed 
this evening, are thirteen Honorary Life, one Life, fourteen 



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Annual, one Honorary, and eleven Corresponding Members, 
as follows : 

annual members. 

Sarah Seymour Blair 
Julius Frankel 
Horace A. Goodrich 
George Henry High 
Helen L. A. Lathrop 
Mary Hunt Loomis 
Frank M. Morris 
FIenry W. Quan 
James Rood, Jr. 
Helen E. Snow 
Fenton B. Turck 
Frederick B. Tuttle 
Elia Marsh Walker 
Herman Weber 

honorary member. 
Ossian Guthrie 

corresponding members. 
Isaac Joslin Cox 
Edward P. DeWolf 
James W. Fertig 
A. E. Gosselin 
Samuel S. Greeley 
Harriet Hayden Hayes 
William R. Head 
Horace Hull 
Gilbert McClurg 
Virginia D. McClurg 
Thomas A. O'Shaughnessy 

During the year seven Life Members and five Annual 
Members have been transferred to Honorary Life Member- 
ship, one Annual Member to Life Membership, and one 
Corresponding Member to Honorary Membership; and two 
Annual Members have resigned. Death has taken from the 
roll of the Society three Annual Members, and three Cor- 
responding Members. 



The following is a summary of the present membership 
by classes: 

Honorary Life Members 17 

Life Members 19 

Annual Members 179 

Honorary Members 12 

Corresponding Members 104 

' 33i 

During the past year the following names have been 
transferred from the roll of active members to the list of 
those who have passed from us : 

James Alexander Kirk was elected to Annual Mem- 
bership in the Society at the last annual meeting. He was 
born in Utica, New York, January 24, 1840, the son of 
James S. Kirk. In 1859 ms father moved his family to 
Chicago and established the James S. Kirk Company, which 
has become the largest soap manufactory in America. 
James A. Kirk with his brothers later became the active 
and directing members of the firm, and at the time of his 
death he was vice-president. Mr. Kirk was Alderman of 
the 18th ward 1876-/) and took a keen interest in civic 
affairs, having devoted considerable energy toward up- 
building the Municipality after the Great Fire. The 
establishment of the Fire Department on a paid basis was 
largely due to his efforts. He was a charter member of 
the Union League and Union Clubs. Mr. Kirk died at his 
home at Hartland, Wis., from an attack of heart disease, 
Friday, February 22, 1907. 

Anthony Johnson Ludlam, Corresponding Member 
since 1879, was b° rn at Dennis Creek, Cape May County, 
N. J., July 6, 1827, the son of Jeremiah J. and Deborah 
Ann Ludlam. He attended the common schools of that 
county. At the early age of twelve years he shipped on 
board a schooner and spent five years at sea. After suffer- 
ing the privations and dangers of shipwreck he concluded 
to try another mode of life and on returning home found 
a party made up for emigration to the West, his father and 
family being among the number. In September, 1843, fitted 
out with covered wagons, this company started on their 
journey west, arriving after six weeks of hard travel at 
Foster's tavern near Springfield, 111. The next five years of 



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his life were spent in farming. He next went to Springfield 
and engaged in mercantile pursuits, being clerk and sales- 
man in a general store. Later he moved to Eminence Town- 
ship, where the greater part of the remainder of his life 
was spent in farming. Mr. Ludlam saw the State of Illi- 
nois change from the uncultivated frontier to the great 
agricultural State it is today. He died at his home in 
Eminence Township, Saturday, April 20, 1907. 

Albert Keep, Annual Member since 1899, was born in 
Homer, Cortland County, N. Y., April 30, 1826, of Puritan 
ancestors, the first of his name being John Keep, who 
came to Massachusetts in 1660. His early education was 
received at the common school and academy of his native 
place. He was employed in a general store in Homer from 
1 841 to 1846, when he came west and located at White- 
water, Wis., where he acquired an interest in the mercantile 
firm of Philander Peck and Henry Keep. In 1851, Chi- 
cago holding out more alluring prospects the firm closed 
out its business at Whitewater, moved to this city and em- 
barked in the wholesale dry goods business under the name 
of Peck, Keep & Co. In 1857 this firm closed out its interests 
and sold to their successors, Harmon, Aiken & Gale. The 
great activity in real estate at this time attracted Mr. Keep's 
attention and from that time he engaged in that business, 
erecting many of Chicago's buildings of that period. In 
the Great Fire of 1871 many of these were destroyed, but 
he immediately replaced them by others and continued in 
that pursuit until June, 1873, when he became President of 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, which position 
he held until 1887. At the beginning of his incumbency he 
found the property poorly maintained and equipped, he left 
it one of the strongest railroads in the country. Mr. Keep 
was a director of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railroad from 1862 to 1882 and at the time of his death 
in addition to his directorship in the Northwestern he was 
a director in the Merchants' Loan and Trust Company, also 
in the Chicago Home for Incurables, and the John Crerar 
Library. Mr. Keep died from the infirmities of old age, 
Sunday, May 12, 1907, at his residence in Michigan avenue. 

William Vocke, Annual Member since 1904, was born 
in Minden, Westphalia (Germany), in 1839, the son of a 
government secretary in the Prussian service. Having lost 



his father at an early age he emigrated to America in 
1856 and shortly after came to Chicago, where he after- 
wards made his home. He first found employment with 
theStaats-Zeitungand. in his spare time studied law. In 
response to Lincoln's first call for troops, Mr. Vocke en- 
listed in a three months' regiment and went with the first 
from this city, April 19, 1861. He later went into the 
Twenty-fourth Illinois Regiment and served throughout the 
war, passing through all the grades from private to cap- 
tain. Soon after his return he was admitted to the bar 
rapidly advancing in his profession until at the time of his 
death he was one of Chicago's leading lawyers. For many 
years Mr. Vocke acted as legal adviser for the German 
Consulate at Chicago and much of the work for which he is 
most widely known was in the interests of the German 
government. But he was no less a patriotic American and 
loyal in his devotion to his adopted country. He was a 
member of the Twenty-seventh General Assembly and took 
a prominent part in framing "The Burnt Record Act," made 
necessary by the Chicago Fire, and was a member of the 
Chicago Board of Education for many years. He was a 
man of high literary tastes and besides his contributions to 
legal literature was the author of a volume of poems, trans- 
lations from the German. Mr. Vocke died of heart failure 
at his residence in this city on Monday, May 13, 1907. 

Thomas Stronginthearm Wallin, Annual Member 
from 1900 to 1905 and Corresponding Member since that 
time, died at Phoenix, Arizona, Monday, May 13, 1907. 
Mr. Wallin was born at Butternuts, Oswego Co., New 
York, December 23, 1829. In 1836 the family moved 
to the West and settled in the township of Buchanan in 
Berrien Co., Michigan. Mr. Wallin came to Chicago 
with his father in 185 1 and became a member of the firm 
of C. C. Wallin & Sons. At the time of the transfer of 
the interests of this company in 1906, it was the oldest 
continuous business enterprise under one management 
and firm name in Chicago. Originally a flour, feed and 
commission store, it soon changed to the leather trade 
and was for many years the sales agency of the Wallin 
Leather Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, of which 
concern Mr. Wallin was President more than twenty years. 



289 

He was a pronounced conservative amidst the aggres- 
sive business enterprises of the young city, carefully ob- 
servant of all obligations and of recognized justice in his 
dealings. Mr. Wallin was among the first to recognize 
the strength of Robert Collyer, founder of Unity Church, 
whose civic service after the great fire of 1871 
was notable, and who was pastor of that Church 
for many years before and after that time. Mr. Wallin a 
few years since presented to the Society a marble bust by 
Volk, of Robert Collyer, a member of the Society in 
1877. 

David McCulloch, Corresponding Member since 
1904, died at his home in Peoria on Tuesday, September 
17, 1907. He was the son of Thomas and Isabelle (Blean) 
McCnlloch — born near Big Spring, Cumberland County, 
Pa., January 25, 1832. He received his academic educa- 
tion at Marshall College, Mercersburg, Pa., and after 
spending a short time teaching in his native village came 
west, arriving in Peoria, April 22, 1853. Here he con- 
ducted a private school for two years, when he entered the 
office of Manning and Merriman, two of the most prominent 
members of the Peoria bar at that time, to study law. In 
the fall of 1855 Judge McCulloch was elected School Com- 
missioner for Peoria County, a position he held by re- 
elections for six years, 1855-61. After the expiration of his 
term he went into law partnership with his preceptor, Julius 
Manning, having been admitted to the bar in 1857. In 
1879 he was elected Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit 
and by re-election held office until 1885, presiding over his 
court with signal ability and fairness. On retiring from the 
bench, Judge McCulloch entered into partnership with his 
son, E. D. McCulloch, which was maintained until his 
death. He devoted much time to the study of history and 
his knowledge of the history of Peoria and Peoria County 
was perhaps the most extensive and accurate of any citizen 
of that vicinity. While engaged in compiling a history of 
Peoria County, he found so many incidents closely asso- 
ciating the history of Peoria and Chicago, then in the same 
county, that he collected these in a condensed form and read 
a paper before this Society in January, 1904, entitled, "Early 
Days of Peoria and Chicago," which is one of the Society's 
recent publications. He was President of the Peoria His- 



290 

torical Society at the time of his death. That Judge Mc- 
Culloch was held in the highest esteem by the Peoria bar 
and sincerely loved by his fellow citizens, the tributes to 
him appearing in the Peoria papers abundantly testify. 
Judge McCulloch was a director in McCormick Theological 
Seminary, Chicago. 



DONATIONS. 

The Executive Committee is pleased to report that 
additions to the collections of the Society through gifts 
from its friends continue to be liberal and valuable. The 
Librarian's Report on pages 296-320 gives special mention 
of the more interesting accessions to the Library during 
the year, and the List of Donors on pages 327-338 is an 
alphabetical list of persons and institutions that have 
contributed to the collections, and a tabulated statement 
of the articles given. Among the gifts of the year the 
following deserve special mention: 

From Messrs. Clarence A. Burley, Erskine M. 
Phelps and Orson Smith fifty dollars each, which en- 
abled the Society to purchase a selection of early Chi- 
cago manuscripts and imprints from the library of Rob- 
ert T. Martin, noted in the Librarian's Report. 

From Mr. Frank R. Grover, twenty-three dollars 
toward the cost of illustrating the Society's publication 
of his lecture, "Father Pierre Francois Pinet, S. J., and 
His Mission of the Guardian Angel of Chicago, A. D. 
1696-1699"; also several flint chippings picked up on the 
site of the Mission of the Guardian Angel. 

Mrs. Mary Ann Hubbard presented and installed 
in the Society's Building a massive bronze tablet bearing 
a bas-relief portrait of her husband the late Gurdon 
Saltonstall Hubbard, as a memorial to that Pioneer of 
Chicago. 

Mr. Charles F. Gunther presented to the Society 
a handsomely framed original oil portrait of Washington 
by the celebrated artist Charles Wilson Peale, which 
forms a notable addition to the Societv's collections. 



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From Mrs. W. W. Cheney has been received framed 
oil portraits of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Philo 
Carpenter. These portraits are especially welcome in 
the Society's collections, as Mr. Carpenter was one of 
the very early members of the Society and its bene- 
factor. 

From Mrs. William J. Quan has been received a 
portrait photograph, appropriately framed, of the late 
William J. Quan, a Life Member of the Society from 1870 
to 1906, which now hangs on the wall in the Society's 
portrait gallery with many other of the good friends of 
the Society who now belong to the honored list of de- 
ceased members. 

From Mrs. Joseph Kirkland, a framed steel engrav- 
ing of the late Major Joseph Kirkland, annual member 
of the Society from 1890 to 1894, which has been hung in 
the Society's portrait gallery. 

From the Estate of Lucretia Jane Tilton, a 
framed crayon portrait of the late Lucian Tilton, annual 
member of the Society from 1869 to 1875 and a member of 
its Executive Committee, fifty-six stereoscopic views of 
Chicago after the Great Fire, also a photograph of Lin- 
coln, a latch from the gate and several other relics of the 
Lincoln House at Springfield, 111., with photographs of 
the interior and exterior of the house. These come well 
authenticated, as Mr. Tilton took up his residence in the 
Lincoln Home immediately after Lincoln went to Wash- 
ington, the house being just as he left it. 

From Judge James B. Bradwell the Society re- 
ceived a large portrait photograph, nicely framed, of the 
donor, which has been given place on the walls of the 
Library. 

From Mrs. Julius S. Grinnell has been received a 
photograph of the late Julius S. Grinnell, annual member 
of the Society from 1894 to 1898. 

From the Family of the late Charles Benjamin 
Farwell, a granite pedestal for the bust of Mr. Farwell 
formerly presented by his widow. 

From Mrs. William H. Musham, a crayon portrait, 
framed, of William H. Musham, late Chief of the Chicago 
Fire Department. 



From Burley and Company, through Mr. H. E. 
Southworth, an historical pitcher designed by the late 
Frank E. Burley. The different groups of figures 
forming the decorations represent the history of Chicago 
from the first visit of Marquette, 1673, to the Columbian 
Exposition, 1893. 

From Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., six photographic 
views of old residences in Lake View, among them the 
house at the corner of Graceland Ave. and Halsted 
St. now occupied by Luther Laflin Mills, built by S. H. 
Kerfoot, Sr.,in 1855 and occupied by him until 1866, also 
the Jas. B. Waller residence "Buena" built in 1860. It 
would form an interesting collection to students, even of 
the very near future, to have this beginning enlarged 
upon, as these old landmarks are fast giving way to the 
modern apartment buildings. 

From Mr. A. J. W. Copelin, photographs of Rush 
Street Bridge and vicinity in 1860, a bird's-eye view of 
Chicago in 1856 and Libby Prison as it stood in Chicago. 

From Hon. Fred A. Busse, at the suggestion of Mr. 
S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., a frame containing a carpenter's 
square, said to have been used in building the first frame 
house in Chicago by N. L. Phillips, a whetstone given 
him at that time by Lieut. Jamison and a duplicate key 
to the Government strong box made by him for Lieut. 
Louis Titus Jamison. 

From Mrs. J. F. Depew, two pen and ink sketches, 
one an early scene in Chicago, the other the birthplace 
of Washington. 

From Dr. Samuel Willard, a number of photo- 
graphs of Chicago school groups and former pupils of the 
donor. 

From Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., a large framed pho- 
tograph of several hundred persons grouped in front of 
the First Presbyterian Church, Wabash Ave. near Con- 
gress St., before the Great Fire, also a photograph of the 
southwest corner of Michigan Ave. and Congress St. be- 
fore the erection of the Auditorium Annex; also a photo- 
gravure of the "Good Fellowship Supper" of the Chicago 
Commercial Association, March 12, 1907; also a stereo- 
scopic photograph from life of a group of Winnebago 
Indians, among them Wah-con-ja-z-gah (Yellow Thun- 
der), Warrior Chief, at the age of 120 years; also a pic- 
ture of the Old Dell House, Dells of the Wisconsin. 






From the Estate of Joseph H. Andrews, a large 
framed view of Chicago in ruins, 1871, also a photograph 
of Mr. Andrews. 

From Mrs. Dudley Wilkinson, a framed photograph 
of the ruins of St. James' Church after the Great Fire. 

From Mr. William J. Onahan, two photographs of 
the old log church at Highland Park, "St. Mary's of the 
Woods." 

From Mr. Orson Smith, two membership tickets 
Chicago Board of Trade 1856 and 1857. 

From Mr. Charles Harpel, a collection of badges 
and buttons of the mayoralty campaign of 1907. 

From Mrs. Emma L. Petitclere has been received 
an almost perfect specimen of fossil nautilus found built 
into a cellar wall at Prairie Centre, 111. ; also a photo- 
graph of the ravine at the former junction of the Fox 
and Illinois Rivers, in which the first coal discovered in 
North America was found by Hennepin in 1679, and a 
photograph of the cabin near Petersburg, 111., in which 
Lincoln tried his first case. 

From Mr. Ossian Guthrie, a glacial marked speci- 
men found in clay in Blue Island brickyards in 1889. 

From Mrs. Oliver B. Green, a small collection of 
Indian relics consisting of arrows, an axe and several 
beautiful specimens of bead work. 

From Mr. J. W. Turner of Springfield, S. D., two 
photographs of a silver medal found in Charles Mix 
County, S. D. There is reason to believe that this medal 
is from the grave of a chief of the Yankton Sioux Tribe 
and was given him by Thomas Jefferson, then President 
of the United States, 1801. 

From Mrs. W. H. French, in the name of James 
Bowen French, was received an Indian stone axe found 
by him in 1881 at "Wildwood" on the north bank of the 
Calumet River, the home of his grandfather, Col. James 
H. Bowen, a Life Member of the Society, 1869-1881. 

From Mr. F. W. Munson, in the name of his father 
the late Francis Munson, a large folio volume containing 
a collection of Union War Envelopes. Many of the de- 
signs for these are the work of Mr. Munson. 



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From Mr. C. J. Mulligan, two photographs of mar- 
ble statues executed by the donor, one, "Lincoln" at 
Pana, 111., the other, "Lincoln the Rail-splitter." 

From Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., two small photo- 
graphs, Mary Todd Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, 
these by the celebrated photographer Brady of New York; 
also a cane made from timber from the famous frigate of 
the War of 1812, the "Constitution." 

From Mr. Henry C. Strong, a steel engraving of 
Stephen A. Douglas published by Marsh, Rowe & Co., 
Chicago. 

From Mr. Charles W. Mann, a photographic copy 
of Jouett's painting of Henry Clay, also a photograph of 
"Ashland," Henry Clay's homestead at Lexington, Ky. 

From Mr. Albert F. Scharf, a photograph of the 
donor to place with the Society's collection of photo- 
graphs. 

From Mr. Frank R. Grover, a half-tone picture of 
his father, the late Aldin J. Grover of Evanston, 111. 

From Mrs. J. H. Gunn, a water-color portrait found 
with the manuscript on Kaskaskiaby the late J. H. Gunn, 
presumably of an early resident of that place. 

From Mrs. E. A. Webb of Grayville, 111., five pic- 
tures of historic buildings in Albion, 111., in 1819, 1821 
and 1842. 

From Mrs. Wm. R. Higgins of Spencer, la., photo- 
graphs of the graves of Henry Eddy, John McLean and 
Thomas Posey at Shawneetown, 111. 

From Mr. J. H. Hammill, a piece of the first Valen- 
ciennes lace made in America, it being the first run on 
the first pattern put on the machines at Zion City, 111., 
1901. 

From Dr. O. L. Schmidt, a pair of cotton and wool 
carders used in Kentucky and Ohio from 1795 to 1888; a 
photograph of Dr. John Cooper, Surgeon at Fort Dear- 
born, 1808-1810; also a picture of Chief "Shabbona." 

From Mr. Charles H. Conover, a John Paul Jones 
medal issued by the American Numismatic and Archaeo- 
logical Society in commemoration of the removal of the 
remains of that illustrious hero from France to the United 
States in 1905. This is handsomely framed in double 
glass so that both sides may be seen. 



From Mr. Erskine M. Phelps, a star from the flag 
of the famous ironclad, "Monitor," flown during the fight 
with the Merrimac March 9, 1862. This came to Mr. 
Phelps through Louis N. Stodder, Navigating Officer of 
the Monitor. 

Among gifts of special notice should be mentioned 
that of Mr. Richard E. Schmidt through whose gener- 
osity the outer iron doors of the building were refinished. 

The Matzene Co. presented a handsomely bound 
album containing photographs in uniform size, taken at 
the Matzene Studios, of one hundred Members of the 
Society. This volume is the first fruit of the letter of 
President Head dated Jan. 16, 1905, requesting the 
members to avail themselves and the Society of the 
Matzene offer to donate such an album. The Executive 
Committee hopes that all members who have not yet 
done so will, at their earliest convenience, give the 
Matzene Co. the opportunity of making their photo- 
graphs for the second volume of this album and thus pro- 
vide the Society with a complete collection of portraits 
of its members. 

PUBLICATIONS. 

During the year the Executive Committee has caused 
to be printed for distribution among the Society's mem- 
bers and correspondents the following pamphlets: 

"Year Book of the Society, 1906-07," with report of 
the annual meeting held November 20, 1906. 

"Father Pierre Francois Pinet, S. J., and His Mission 
of the Guardian Angel of Chicago A. D. 1696-1699" an 
address read at a joint meeting of this Society and the 
Evanston Historical Society, November 27, 1906, by 
Mr. Frank R. Grover, Vice-President of the Evanston 
Society. 

"The Semi-Centennial of the Chicago Historical 
Society, 1857-1907, Addresses by Ezra B. McCagg and 
Franklin H. Head, February 7, 1907," being a report of 
the proceedings of the celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the incorporation of the Society. In Press. 

"Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard: Biographical sketch 
by Henry E. Hamilton" with a report of the proceedings 
of the Meeting of April 16, 1907, the occasion of the 



unveiling of a bronze tablet presented to the Society as 
a memorial to her husband by Mary Ann Hubbard. In 
Press. 

In March Mr. James W. Fertig, who had been for six 
years Secretary of the Society, moved from Chicago to 
reside in New England and his resignation of the secre- 
taryship was accepted. The position still remains vacant 
and it is the policy of the Executive Committee to con- 
tinue the vacancy until it can be filled to their entire 
satisfaction. In the meantime no department of the 
Society's work is being neglected or retarded, and all of 
the duties of a Secretary are being zealously and effect- 
ively performed by the Librarian and the Recording 
Clerk and Accountant. 

Respectfully submitted, 

For the Executive Committee. 

Mr. Henry E. Hamilton moved that the Report of 
the Executive Committee be received, approved and 
placed on file. The motion was seconded by Mr. 
Fergus and carried. 

The Librarian then presented her Report and on the 
request of several members read some of the more inter- 
esting portions of it, relative to special features of the 
Society's work and the most notable accessions of the 
year. The Report follows: 

LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. 



To the Executive Committee of the Chicago Historical 
Society : 

Gentlemen: — I have the honor to submit my Report 
as Librarian of the Chicago Historical Society for the 
year ending October 31, 1907. 

It is gratifying to note that certain of the activities 
of last year, notably the lectures for children, the work 
for women's clubs, special exhibits, co-operation with 
other libraries, and the publication of the Handbook, are 
beginning to make the Society more widely felt in the 
community as a factor in the city's educational forces 
today. The repeated visits of classes from public and 



private schools, of clubs of young men associated for the 
study of civic institutions, and of history groups from the 
women's clubs, prove this. These special visitors invari- 
ably leave the Building with expressions of surprise at 
the richness of the collections, and of gratitude to the 
Society for the privileges accorded by an institution sup- 
ported entirely by private means. Yet so modestly and 
quietly has its work been carried on for half a century 
that comparatively few of the rising generation realize 
that an historical collection, second to few in the country, 
has grown up at their very doors, and that it is as acces- 
sible to the youngest and poorest child struggling with 
Illinois history in the schools as it is to the members of 
the Society itself. This fact, however, has not seemed 
to abate the zeal of those who continue the labors of the 
founders of the Society, perhaps because they realize 
that they build for the Chicagoans of the future. 

Never in its history has the Society been the recipi- 
ent of so many gifts from other organizations as during 
the last five years. From the Mayor's Office, from the 
Fire Department, from the County Commissioners, from 
churches, clubs, and the various commercial organiza- 
tions, historical relics have come quite as a matter of 
course to be deposited in this Society's fire-proof Build- 
ing, until the Museum Department might be truthfully 
called "The Municipal Museum of Chicago Antiquities" 
as it covers almost every branch of civic interest down 
to the time of the great fire, thus dividing honors with 
the present Municipal Museum. 

There is food for reflection in the fact that outside 
our own city, and among historical students generally, 
the Chicago Historical Society enjoys an enviable repu- 
tation for actively encouraging and promoting research in 
the Central West. This reputation is based, of course, 
not upon its accumulation of local archives, but upon its 
collections of manuscripts, documents, and newspapers 
relating to this, its chosen field. Applicants for the use 
of the latter materials are in the majority of cases 



students from Illinois and the surrounding states who, 
following the trail blazed some years ago by Professor 
Frederick J. Turner, of the University of Wisconsin, have 
made the history of the Central West the subject of 
special investigation, and many of the books soon to 
enrich the literature of this region were largely compiled 
in this Library. The repeated expressions of gratitude 
on the part of these students for the materials here pro- 
vided reflect great credit upon the foresightedness of the 
founders and the steadfastness of the later supporters of 
the Society's work. 

Can it be doubted that, if the usefulness of the work 
of the Society, partially equipped as it is, were more gen- 
erally known to the public-spirited business men of our 
city, the funds would be forthcoming for further equip- 
ment and for enlargement of the collections ? Some of 
the lines along which extension might be made are, en- 
largement of the Society's Building to provide for the 
growth of its Library and Museum; increased wall space 
for hanging the many pictures, oil portraits, etc., now 
stored with faces to the wall; the preservation of all oil 
paintings now hung, by covering them with glass; the 
purchase or copying of original portraits of early govern- 
ors and pioneers of Illinois when the owners are unable 
or unwilling to donate them; the purchase of original 
manuscripts and maps relating to this region in archives 
in this country and abroad; the rebinding of early books 
and newspapers; the establishment of lectures on local 
history for young people, and the publication of the same 
for distribution throughout the State; and last and per- 
haps most important — the provision of funds for the early 
publication of the Society's collected manuscripts in ac- 
cordance with the object stated in its Constitution, "to 
spread historical information especially concerning the 
Northwestern States." 

It may not be out of place here to suggest that, 
should money be donated to establish a fund for any one 
of these objects, unless named for the donor himself, it 



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might be established as a memorial to some deceased 
member of his family whose devotion to the interests of 
the Historical Society in the earlier days has caused his 
name to be cherished by all who now remember him, but 
whose only enduring memorial is a paragraph or two in 
the record books of the Society. Examples of such funds 
bequeathed for specific purposes are the Henry D. Gilpin 
Fund and Library; the Edward Swan Stickney Library, 
with the Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Fund for its main- 
tenance; the Lucretia Pond Fund for the purchase of 
books, etc., for the Library; the Jonathan Burr Fund for 
the printing of the Society's publications; and the Philo 
Carpenter Fund for the binding of books. Beside the 
above are funds established by unrestricted bequests from 
Elias T. Watkins, Huntington W. Jackson, T. Mauro 
Garrett, Henry J. Willing, and Lucretia J. Tilton. 

The interest on these funds, adequate for the support 
of the Society in its earlier years, at the present time 
does not permit it to keep pace with other institutions nor 
to live up to its possibilities for usefulness to the com- 
munity. 

Attendance — 

The number of visitors to the library and collections, 
exclusive of attendance at special functions, such as re- 
ceptions, lectures, etc., is as follows: 





READERS 


VISITORS TOTALS 




Men 


Women 


Men 


Women 


1st quarter, 


99 


39 


239 


122 499 


2d quarter, 


93 


34 


176 


116 419 


3d quarter, 


149 


13 


260 


105 527 


4th quarter, 


141 


17 


224 


113 495 



482 103 899 456 1,940 

Total Readers, 585. Total Visitors, 1,355. 

Applications filed for books record 2,086 volumes spe- 
cifically called for. A classification of the application 



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A ttenda?ice — ( Continued). 

blanks shows the relative demand in the different classes 

of books to be as follows: 

No. volumes 

Chicago history, geography, etc 578 

Illinois history, geography, etc 515 

Chicago and Illinois newspapers 337 

"Old Northwest" and Mississippi Valley.. 225 

Biography 61 

Manuscripts 108 

Indians and antiquities 20 

Reference and miscellaneous works 242 



2,086 



Among notable visitors and early residents who have 
signed the Visitors' Register are the following: 

Honorable and Mrs. G. F. McD. Ennis, of Uganda, 

S. Africa. Mrs. Ennis is a daughter of the late 

Joseph Kirkland. 
General Alfred Orendorff, President of the Illinois 

State Historical Society. 
Mrs. Jessie Palmer Weber, Secretary of the Illinois 

State Historical Society. 
Mr. Godfrey W. Rhodes, Yorkshire, England, cousin 

of Edward Armitage, the painter of the allegorical 

painting of the Great Fire which hangs in the 

Society's Lecture Hall. 
Mrs. E. A. Webb, of Grayville, 111., a granddaughter 

of George Flower, who with Morris Birkbeck 

founded the English settlement at Edwardsville, 

111., in 1817. 
Mrs. Belle Lindley, a daughter of Alfred Negus, who 

was in business in Chicago in 1832. 
Judge James B. Bradwell, who came to Chicago May 

20, 1834. 
Mr. Fernando Jones, who came to Chicago in 1835. 
Mr. Elijah K. Hubbard, of Middletown, Ct., who was 

born in Chicago in 1835. 
Mr. Edwin O. Gale, who came to Chicago May 25, 

1835. 
Capt. Redmond Prindiville, who arrived at Chicago 

Aug. 23, 1836. 
Mrs. Elizabeth P. Furbeck, a daughter of Augustin 

Porter, who came to Chicago in 1836. 



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A t tendance — (Continued) . 

Miss Gertrude Ayer Hubbard, a granddaughter of 
Theophilus W. Smith, one of the committee who 
drafted the Charter of Chicago in 1837. 

Mrs. Kate Mills Boyd, daughter of John A. Mills, who 
came to Chicago in 1837 and was proprietor of the 
"Cottage Grove" Hotel in 1866. 

Mr. Geo. H. Fergus, who was born in Chicago Sept. 
1, 1840. 

Mrs. Eliza L. Potwin, who came to Chicago in 1841. 

Mr. Orson Smith, who was born in Chicago Dec. 14, 
1841. 

Mr. John B. Fergus, who was born in Chicago in 
1844. 

Mr. Ossian Guthrie, who came to Chicago Oct. 28, 
1846. 

Mr. Charles C. Curtiss, born in Chicago 1847, the 
son of Hon. James Curtiss, who was Mayor of Chi- 
cago in 1847 and again in 1850. 

Mr. Clarence A. Burley, who was born in Chicago in 
1849. 

Mr. Frederick Baumann, who came to Chicago in 
1850 and was the architect of the Society's build- 
ing burned in 1871. 

Cataloguing — 

There have been catalogued 2,687 volumes for which 
2,271 cards have been typewritten for the public cata- 
logue, and 1,203 new entries added to the official 
catalogue. The total number of cards now in the general 
catalogue is 20,873. The Portrait Index contains 10,115 
entries, and the Index of Illinois Views 2,695. Total 
33,683 cards. 

The Scharf Collection — 

The most important purchase of the year was that 
by which the Society acquired Mr. Albert Scharf 's collec- 
tion of maps, manuscripts, and relics of the Stone Age 
in the Chicago region, the same, with the exception of 
the relics, being paid for from the Stickney Fund. The 
nucleus of this collection is a map entitled Indian Trails 
and Villages of Chicago, and of Cook, Dupage and 
Will Counties, as Shown by Weapons and Implements 
of the Stone Age. 



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The Scharf Collection — {Continued). 

This map, published in 1901, was gradually evolved 
by Mr. Scharf during years of study of the localities 
where Indian remains have been found. On foot or on 
the bicycle he has surveyed every mile of the trails 
diverging from Chicago, some of them many times over, 
examining not only on the surface but also beneath it 
for the stone utensils and chippings that tell the story of 
Indian occupation. Especially vigilant was he in the 
spring and fall when plowing was in progress for then the 
harvest of relics was richest. Early and late, winter and 
summer, this ardent yet modest hunter has stalked the 
trails of the vanished Red man so well that he has sur- 
prised secrets even out of the common highway, as well 
as out of paths untrodden today. Incidentally every 
tavern and old homestead far or near has been located 
and a mass of information collected as to pioneer families. 

Accompanying this map is a manuscript of one hun- 
dred and fifty pages of descriptive matter and forty 
manuscript maps most accurately executed, illustrating 
in detail on a large scale every important feature of the 
original map. This book was written in response to 
interest awakened in the subject by the publication of 
the map, the copyright of which is now assigned to this 
Society. 

But the manuscript is not the only proof furnished 
of the existence of the villages and trails as laid down 
upon the maps, for with the latter are 1,903 Indian 
relics picked up along those trails and on the village 
sites. These consist of stone arrows, axes, drills, knives, 
hammers, celts, silver ornaments and fragments of pot- 
tery of Indian workmanship, and bones from Indian 
mounds, each specimen labelled with the name of the 
locality where it was found. 

This collection, together with the Dilg collection, 
will serve to illustrate very creditably the primitive civili- 
zation which just preceded ours and will form a depart- 
ment deeply interesting and instructive to young as well 
as older students of the vanished race in the Chicago 
region. 

Shelving — 

The principal new undertaking of the past summer 
was the preparation of the Gilpin Library to receive the 
new steel bookcases which replace the temporary stacks 



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Shelving — ( Continued). 

that have occupied the center portion of that Library for 
several years. As the temporary shelves were filled to 
their capacity it was necessary to shift several thousand 
volumes, some temporarily and some permanently to the 
third floor. The remaining volumes were then placed very 
compactly on the shelves thus vacated. 

After comparing the merits of the metal stacks of 
various manufacturers the Library Committee decided 
that the Allen Twentieth Century Steel Stack with solid 
ends and top was the one best adapted to the needs and 
funds of this Library. The design of the shelves is in 
very simple Romanesque style to correspond with the 
other fittings of the room, and the metal is all finished in 
dead black. These stacks have a capacity of 12,000 
volumes. They are purchased from the Gilpin Fund. 
Binding — 

No binding was done during the past year for the 
reason that no funds were available for this purpose. 
There are on the shelves in the neighborhood of three 
thousand unbound volumes of Illinois serial publications 
consisting in part of reports of state officers and societies, 
and in part of trade journals, etc., published in Chicago; 
in addition to these a large part of the fine, old books in 
original bindings need reminding. Among the latter 
should be mentioned the Society's file of the Chicago 
Democrat originally collected by the Hon. John Went- 
worth. These veteran volumes have seen such long and 
hard service that they have not only become very dilap- 
idated in appearance but the file can no longer stand 
upright without reinforcements of various kinds. The 
early Illinois newspapers are in the same condition. As 
time goes on the accumulation of unbound material 
increases. If a fund could be established for binding that 
would produce two or three hundred dollars a year the 
accumulation would gradually be reduced and eventually 
these "mute friends "be as comfortably clothed as they 
are now housed in the new Gilpin Library stacks. 
Special Exhibits — 

On November 27, the evening of Mr. Frank R. 
Grover's address on "The Guardian Angel Mission at 
Chicago," an exhibit was made of relics of the Jesuit 
missionaries in the Mississippi Valley. This included 
photographs, maps, and the Society's extensive collec- 
tions of writings of the Jesuits. 



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Special Exhibits — ( Continued) . 

On January 11, when Mr. Horace Hull, of Ottawa, 
Illinois, gave his illustrated lecture on "Starved Rock" 
there were displayed manuscripts signed by the explorers 
of the Illinois Country, La Salle, Tonty, De la Forest, 
and others, together with the first printed accounts of 
their expeditions. 

February 7, at the celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the incorporation of the Society, an exhibit 
was made which proved particularly interesting to the 
older members of the Society. It consisted of the follow- 
ing original manuscripts and portraits relating to the 
organization and early history of the Society: — 

Call for a meeting to organize an historical society, 
signed by William Barry, April 23, 1856. Presented by 
Ezra B. McCagg. 

Photographs, carte de visite size, of the founders of 
the Society, Hon. William H. Brown, first President, 
and Rev. William Barry, first Secretary. 

Photograph of a group of members of the Society in 
1858 as follows: 

Rev. William Barry, 

Cyrus Bentley, John H. Kinzie, 

William H. Brown, Horatio G. Loomis, 

Isaac H. Burch, George Manierre, 

Jonathan Burr, George F. Rumsey, 

Benjamin F. Carver, Franklin Scammon, 

Rt. Rev. Robert H. Clarkson, Samuel Stone, 

Dr. John H. Foster, Edward I. Tinkham, 

Luther Haven, Rev. Gustaf Unonius 

Van H. Higgins, Samuel D. Ward, 

Thomas Hoyne, John M. Wilson. 

This photograph was received in 1897 from the 
Rev. Gustaf Unonius, of Stockholm, Sweden, a Cor- 
responding member of the Society for forty years, and 
one of the pioneer clergymen of the Northwest, having 
emigrated to the vicinity of Pine Lake, Wisconsin, in 
1841. He established the first Swedish Mission at Chi- 
cago in 1849, the congregation worshiping in the base- 
ment of St. James Church, at Cass and Illinois Streets. 
This is perhaps the only print of the photograph in exist- 
ence today. 



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Sp ecial ExJi ibits — ( C out in tied) . 

Photograph of the Marine Bank Building, N.E. 
corner of La Salle and Lake Streets, where were the law 
offices of Messrs. Scammon and McCagg in which the 
organization and first meetings of the Society took place. 

Photograph of the Society's Building erected in 
1868 on Ontario Street near Dearborn Avenue, the site 
of the present Gilpin Library. 

Photograph of the ruins of the above after the fire 
of 1871. 

Photograph of the temporary structure erected in 
1877 and torn down in 1891 to give place to the present 
Building. 

On March 22 the Building was thrown open to the 
Arche Club and its friends, the program being a "Sym- 
posium On Art in Chicago." The papers read were 
mainly historical and the fact was recalled that the first 
exhibit of fine arts in the West was held under the 
auspices of the Chicago Historical Society, May 9, 1859. 
On this occasion we were glad to be able to exhibit the 
printed "Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary" of that 
first salon, and two large, original, oil paintings which 
formed a part of it, namely: — 

Portrait of Miss Honora Sneyd, painted by G. P. A. 
Healy, and 

Landscape by G. P. Tracy. 

The latter picture was drawn as a prize at the sale 
at the close of the exhibition by a daughter of the Rev. 
William Barry, afterwards Mrs. Lawrence Proudfoot, 
who presented it to this Society. 

On April 27, the Chicago Chapter of the Biblio- 
graphical Society of America held its annual meeting in 
the Reading Room of the Society's Building by permis- 
sion of the Executive Committee. On this occasion a 
joint loan exhibit of early Chicago imprints was made by 
the Chicago Public Library, the John Crerar Library 
and the Chicago Historical Society. About one hundred 
books and pamphlets were shown, many of them quaint 
in appearance and yellow from age. Naturally.the col- 
lection exhibited by this Library was the most extensive. 
Some of the earliest examples shown of the work of Chi- 
cago printers were: 



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Special Exhibits — (Continued) . 

1833. "Chicago Democrat," by J. Calhoun, vol. 1, 
Chicago, 1833.* 

1837. " An Act to Incorporate the City of Chicago, 
Passed March 4, 1837." 23p. Chicago: Printed 
at the Office of the Chicago Democrat, 1837. t 

1837. "Laws and Ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago, Passed in Common Council." Chicago: Chi- 
cago Democrat, 1837. 

1839. "Laws and Ordinances of the City of Chicago, 
Passed in Common Council." 46p. Chicago: 
Printed by Edward H. Rudd, MDCCCXXXIX.I 

1839. Holley, George W. "An Oration Delivered 
on the Fourth of July, 1839, at Peru, La Salle 
County, 111." 12p. Printed at the Chicago Amer- 
ican Office, corner Clark and South Water Streets, 
1839. 

1841. "Illinois Farmer's Alliance," by Thomas 
Spofford, vol. 1, Chicago: Published by Stephen 
F. Gale. 

1843. ' ' The Charavari [Sic] : What Took Place, and 
What Didn't Take Place, on the Evening of Jan- 
uary 19th, 1843, in the City of Japan, Kamschatka, 
Co., Illinois; What Was Done and What Wasn't 
Done by the Sheet Iron Band; A Full Report of 
the Apprehension of the Rioters, and their Exam- 
ination, including What Was Said and What 
Wasn't Said on That Occasion." By Rocky 
Mountain, Esq. 14p. [1843.] § 



*The first newspaper printed in Chicago, being, as its editor 
states, published every Tuesday in the Village of Chicago, 
in the building on the corner of South Water and Clark 
Streets. 

fThe first book printed in Chicago as far as known. 

JThe above was not printed by Rudd, the contract having 
been transferred to Robert Fergus, who had arrived in 
Chicago in July, tbis being his first work in Chicago. At 
the end six blank pages remaining were filled by a list of 
men then doing business in the city. This constitutes Chi- 
cago's first Business Directory. 

§Chicago's first political lampoon. 



307 

Special Exhibits. — (Continued.) 

1844. Kinzie, Mrs. John H. "Narrative of the 
Massacre at Chicago, August IS, 1812, and of 
Some Preceding Events." 34p. Chicago, 111.: 
Printed by Ellis & Fergus, Book ond Job Print- 
ers, Saloon Building, Clark Street, 1844.* 

1844. N orris, J. W. " General Directory and Busi- 
ness Advertiser of the City of Chicago, for the 
Year 1844." 116p. Chicago: Ellis & Fergus, 
1844.t 

1845. " Miscellaneous Poems, to Which Are Added 
Writings in Prose on Various Subjects," by 
Wm. Asbury Kenyon. 208p. Chicago: Printed 
by Jas. Campbell & Co., Sold by Brautigam & 
Keen, S. F. Gale & Co., W. W. Barlow & Co. 
and Comstock & Ackley, 1845. X 

1845. " Western Magazine;" vol. l.Oct., 1845-Oct, 
1846. 12 nos. Rounseville & Co., Chicago, 111., 
1845. § 

1846. "Norris' Business Directory, and Statistics of 
the City of Chicago, for 1846." 64p. Chicago: 
Eastman & Davidson, 1846. 

1847- "Charter of the City of Chicago, with the 
Various Amendments Thereto ; Revised, May, 1847. ' ' 
30p. Chicago, 111.: Chicago Democrat Book & 
Job Office, Jackson Hall, La Salle Street, 1847. 

1847. "Proceedings of the Harbor and River Con- 
vention, Held at Chicago, July Fifth, 1847." 79p. 
Chicago: R. L. Wilson, Daily Journal Office, 
1847. 

1847. Taylor, Benjamin F. "Short Ravelings from 
a Long Yarn; or, Camp and March Sketches of 
the Santa Fe Trail; from the Notes of Richard L. 
Wilson." 64p. Chicago, 111.: Geer & Wilson, 
Daily Journal Office, 1847. 

1848. "Prairie Farmer Almanac;" Published by A. 
H. & C. Bur ley. Chicago: Prairie Farmer Office, 
iyi Lake St. 



*The first historical work. 

fThe first regular directory. 

JThe first volume of verse published. 

§The first magazine. 



308 

Special Exhibits — (Continued) . 

1849. "List of Canal Lots and Lands in Chicago 
and Vicinity, Offered for Sale by the Trustees of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal, in September, 
1848, and May, 1849, with the Valuation of the 
Several Lots and Tracts; Also the Prices of Those 
Sold and the Names of Purchasers." 31p. Chi- 
cago: Published by Rees & Rucker, Land Agents, 
Daily Democrat Steam Press, 1849. 

1849. "Rates of Toll, for the Year 1849, on the Illi- 
nois and Michigan Canal, Together with Forms of 
Clearances, Bills Lading, and Names of Places 
Along the Line, with Their Distances from Each 
Other." 7p. Chicago: Press of Charles L.Wil- 
son, Daily Journal Office, 1849. 

Field Work — 

On December 1, 1906, President Head, Mr. Kerfoot 
of the Executive Committee, and several members of the 
Society attended the formal dedication exercises of the 
old Cahokia Court House which had been given a perma- 
nent site on the Wooded Island in Jackson Park by the 
South Park Commissioners. The occasion was marked 
by the initial session of the new Municipal Court, the 
majority of the justices being present, and addresses were 
delivered by Mr. Chief Justice Olson, President Head, 
Mr. Fernando Jones, and others. 

The only excursion of the year was that of April 3, 
when Dr. Otto L. Schmidt, Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., and 
the Librarian revisited the site of Father Marquette's 
winter cabin which had been identified by a Committee 
of the Society under the guidance of Mr. Ossian Guthrie 
on May 23, 1906, as mentioned in the Report of last 
year, page 111. The Committee located the site at the 
point where Robey Street crosses the west fork of the 
South Branch of Chicago River, basing this location 
upon a careful comparison of the distances set down in 
Father Marquette's Journal with the surveys of the Com- 
missioners of the Drainage Canal. As thus located the 
site would be that now occupied by the lumber yard of 
Mr. Cameron L. Willey, just east of Slip E, upon a prom- 
ontory formed by that Slip and Slip D. Mr. Kerfoot ap- 
praised the value of the land per square foot and with 
Dr. Schmidt decided to recommend to whomever marked 



Field Work — (Continued) . 

the site (a club was then considering doing so) that an 
effort be made to secure a deed to a small plot at the 
point of land, to erect a permanent monument thereon, 
and to provide for perpetual care of the same. It was 
thought at the time that Mr. Willey would co-operate in 
this plan. He has since erected a wooden cross on the 
spot. 

Accessions — 

The additions to the Library by gift and purchase 
since November 20, 1906, are as follows: 

90 manuscripts, 1,536 pamphlets, 80 miscellaneous, 
1,145 volumes, 23 maps, Total, 2,874. 

Aside from the Scharf Collection before described 
there have been no large purchases of manuscripts or 
books during the year, the total expenditure amounting 
to $315.19. It is therefore to the gifts that we must look 
for the more important additions to the Library. Of 
these the most notable is a collection of early Chicago 
manuscripts and printed books, jointly donated to the 
Society by Messrs. Erskine M. Phelps, Orson Smith, 
and Clarence A. Burley. These documents have lain 
in a vault for more than thirty years and it was owing to 
their being in the south part of the city that they were 
not destroyed in the great fire. The unusual character 
of the collection is indicated by the dates of the follow- 
ing manuscripts: 

Day-Book of the Chicago American, August 1, 1837, 
to June 28, 1841. Ms. A veritable directory of Chicago. 

Port of Chicago — Arrivals and Clearances of Vessels, 
1838. Ms. 

List of Subscriptions to Newspapers "Stopped," 
Chicago, 1840. Ms. This forms an interesting commen- 
tary upon the literary taste of that day. 

Post Office Box Book, 1841. Ms. 

Some of the printed books will be found under "Chi- 
cago Imprints" below. 

A classified list of other important additions to the 
Library follows: 



310 

A ccessions — ( C out in ued) . 

MANUSCRIPTS. 

4 'Chicago from 1803 to 1812, ' ' a sketch mainly drawn 
from the oral account of Dr. John Cooper, Surgeon of 
Fort Dearborn, by Gen. James Grant Wilson. The gift 
of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt. 

"Illinois State Anti-Slavery Society Records 1837- 
1842." The gift of Mrs. A. E. Shader. 

"The Chicago Fire Guard, 1842." An agreement 
"to form ourselves into a Company for the purpose of 
extinguishing fires," signed by 45 citizens, among them 
A. H. Burley, W. M. Larrabee, Geo. Raymond, Ira 
Couch. E. I. Tinkham, J. C. Haines, and R. P. Hamil- 
ton. The gift of Mr. John Campion. 

Documents (30) Relating to the Mormon War in 
Illinois, 1844, et seg. The gift of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt. 

"The Passing of the Old Hand Fire Engine," the 
words of a song sung by Charles Harpel at Rice's 
Theatre, August 31, 1855, in Chanfrau's "Linda the Cigar 
Girl." The gift of Mr. Harpel. 

"Ladies' Soldiers Aid Society, Springfield, 111., 
Reports, etc., 1861-1889." The gift of the Estate of Mrs. 

LUCRETIA J. TlLTON. 

"Surgeon's Record 97th Illinois Infantry Volunteers, 
1862-3, Dr. Samuel Willard, Surgeon." The gift of Dr. 

WlLLARD. 

A collection of manuscript reports, etc., relative to 
the founding and history of the Illinois Training School 
for Nurses. The gift of Mrs. C. B. Lawrence, through 
Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

"An account of the Personal Experiences of the 
Writer during the 'Great Chicago Fire' of Oct. 8 and 9, 
1871," by Samuel S. Greeley, prepared at the request 
of the Chicago Historical Society. The gift of Mr. 
Greeley. 

"Chicago Fire: A Sermon, Oct. 15, 1871." The 
gift of the Estate of Mrs. Lucretia J. Tilton. 

"Abstract of Title to the Lake Front," in the hand- 
writing of Chas. Hitchcock, Dec. 1, 1875. The gift of 
Mr. Wm. J. Herrick. 



Accessions — {Continued) . 

Letter from the late Governor John M. Palmer to 
Hon. Elliott Anthony, Springfield, May 1, 1891. The 
gift of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt. 

Certified copy of first writ issued by the Municipal 
Court of Chicago, Dec. 3, 1906. The gift of Mr. Thomas 
M. Hunter. 

"Notes on Indian Music," by Fernando Jones, 1907. 
The gift of the Author. 

Correspondence between Theodore Jessup and S. H. 
Kerfoot, Jr., concerning Starved Rock, dated Jan. 12, 
28, and Feb. 12, 1907. Photographs, inserted. The gift 
of Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

Lettre de Mr. Jean Frs. Buisson de St. Cosme, Pretre 
du Seminaire de Quebec, datee des Akansas, 2 Janvier, 
1699. Copy by A. E. Gosselin, Quebec, 23 Dec, 1906. 
The gift of Rev. A. E. Gosselin. 

"Personal Reminiscences of Pioneer Life, Chicago, 
1832-1843," by Elizabeth Porter Furbeck. The gift of 
the Author. 

MANUSCRIPT MAPS. 

Wall map of the Sanitary District of Chicago, 
(5x9 ft.) showing the natural courses of the Des Plaines, 
Chicago and Calumet Rivers, the diverted channel of the 
Des Plaines River, the Illinois and Michigan and the 
Drainage Canal; with the contour lines of the entire 
District, also indicating the sites mentioned in the 
journals of Marquette and other explorers. At the sug- 
gestion of Mr. Ossian Guthrie this map was specially 
prepared and colored by Mr. Gerhard H. Hillebrand 
and by him presented to the Society. 

"Watersheds of the Des Plaines, Calumet and Chicago 
Rivers," colored by hand by Mr. Gerhard H. Hillebrand, 
1907. The gift of Mr. Hillebrand, through Mr. Ossian 
Guthrie. 

"Plat of South Branch Chicago River from Ashland 
Avenue to Leavitt Street Showing Location of Mar- 
quette's Cabin during the Winter of 1674 & 1675." 
This is accompanied by three detail maps showing con- 
tours, etc., along Marquette's route. The gift of Mr. 
Ossian Guthrie. 



Accessions — {Continued). 

"Plans and Specifications for the Edwards County 
Court House, Albion, 111., 1823." The gift of Mrs. E. A. 
Webb, of Grayville, 111., a granddaughter of George 
Flower. These plans are full size and were drawn and 
hand-colored in facsimile of those displayed in the Albion 
Court House. 



CHICAGO IMPRINTS. 

"The Charavari [Sic] : What Took Place and What 
Didn't Take Place, on the Evening of January 19th, 1843, 
in the City of Japan, Kamchatka Co., Illinois; What Was 
Done and What Wasn't Done by the Sheet Iron Band; 
A Full Report of the Apprehension of the Rioters, and 
Their Examination, including What Was Said and What 
Wasn't Said on That Occasion," by Rocky Mountain, 
Esq. [Chicago, 1843.]* The gift of Messrs. Erskine 
M. Phelps, Orson Smith, and Clarence A. Burley. 

"Norris' Business Directory and Statistics of the 
City of Chicago for 1846." Chicago: Eastman & David- 
son. The gift of Messrs. Erskine M. Phelps, Orson 
Smith, and Clarence A. Burley. 

"Illinois Annual Register and Western Business Di- 
rectory, No. 1, 1847." Chicago, Gccr & Wilson, 1847. 
The gift of Messrs. Erskine M. Phelps, Orson Smith, 
and Clarence A. Burley. 

"Organization and Proceedings of the First Annual 
Festival of the Sons of Pennsylvania, in Chicago, Illi- 
nois, Washington's Birthday, 22 February, 1850." Chi- 
cago, W. W. DanenJiozvcr, 1850. The gift of Mr. 
Charles H. Conover. 

"First Annual Report of the Chief Engineer of the 
Chicago Fire Department, 1856-7". Chicago, Daily Press 
Mammoth Steam Pr. Press, 1857. The joint gift of 
Mrs. Wm. H. Musham and Mr. Thomas Buckley. 

"Review of the Commerce of Chicago; Her Mer- 
chants and Manufacturers;" Published February, 1857, 
William Jones & Co., Chicago, 1857. The gift of the 
Northern Indiana Historical Society, South Bend. 



*Chicago's first political lampoon. 



318 

Accessions — (Continued) . 

"Argument of E. C. Larned, Esq., Counsel for the 
Defense, on the Trial of Joseph Stout, Indited for Res- 
cuing a Fugitive Slave from the United States Deputy 
Marshal at Ottawa, 111., Oct. 20, 1859, Delivered in the 
United States District Court, in the Northern District of 
Illinois, March 12, 13, 1860." Chicago, Press & Tribune 
Book and Job Printing Office, I860.* The gift of Mr. 
C. C. Curtiss. 

"Lectures on Slavery," by N. L. Rice, D.D., Deliv- 
ered in the North Presbyterian Church, Chicago. Chi- 
cago, Church, Goodman & dishing, Prs., 1860. 

"The Patriotic Glee Book, "Pub. by H. M. Higgius, 
Chicago, 1863. 

"Citizenship, - Sovereignty, " by John S. Wright, 
Chicago, 1863. 

"Horse Railway Monopoly, Report of Committee 
with Accompanying Documents, Proceedings of Public 
Meeting of Citizens." Speeches of Messrs. Stevens and 
Strevelle, Chicago. Tribune Book & Job Office, 1865. 
The gift of Messrs. Erskine M. Phelps, Orson Smith 
and Clarence A. Burley. 

"Chicago High School Program of Graduating Exer- 
cises, 1865." In the class were Luther Laflin Mills, Ferdi- 
nand W. Peck, and others. 

"Life and Services of Gen. U. S. Grant," by Henry 
Coppee. Chicago, Western News Co., 1868. 

"Chicago Public Library, 1st Annual Report," Chi- 
cago, 1877. Bears the autograph of Mahlon D. Ogden. 
The gift of Mr. Albert F. Scharf. 

"Evening Journal — Extra," Chicago, Monday, Oct. 
9, 1871. The gift of Mr. Albert F. Scharf. 

LOCAL FICTION AND VERSE. 

"Black Partridge, or The Fall of Fort Dearborn," 
by Col. H. R. Gordon, New York, 1906. The gift of Mr. 
Henry Semmelhack. 

"The Gambler, A Story of Chicago Life," by Franc 
B. Wilkie, Chicago, 1888. 



*See also John Hossack, p. ±9. 



Accessions — ( Continued) . 

"Poetical Works of Edwin Oscar Gale." Author's 
Edition, Chicago, 1906. Autograph presentation by the 
Author. 

"The Graysons, a Story of Illinois," by Edward 
Eggleston, Edinburgh, 1888. 

"Prairie Songs, Being Chants Rhymed and Un- 
rhymed of the Level Lands of the Great West," by 
Hamlin Garland, Cambridge and Chicago, 1893. 

"True Love, a Comedy of the Affections," by Edith 
Wyatt, New York, 1903. 

"Two Women and a Fool," by H. C. Chatfield- 
Taylor, Chicago, 1895. 

"A Sawdust Doll," by Mrs. Reginald de Koven, Chi- 
cago, 1895. 

"Heights and Depths," by Agnes Leonard Scan- 
land, Chicago, Henry A. Sumner, 1871. 



CHICAGO MISCELLANY. 

"Reminiscences of a Portrait Painter," by G. P. A. 
Healy, Chicago, McClurg & Co., 1894. "Story of Chi- 
cago," by Joseph Kirkland, Chicago, 1892, 2 vols. 
"The Economist," vol. 35, 1906, Chicago. "Real Estate 
and Building Journal," 1907, Chicago. The gifts of 
Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

"Eliza Chappell Porter, a Memoir," by Mary H. 
Porter, Chicago, 1892. The life of Eliza Chappell forms 
one of the most interesting chapters of Chicago's 
early educational history. She was born in Geneseo, 
N. Y., in 1807, being a descendant of Elder Brewster of 
the ' 'Mayflower. ' ' After learning the kindergarten system 
she was induced by Robert Stuart of the American Fur 
Company to establish a school on Mackinac Island in 
1830. In 1833 she came to Chicago and started a school 
with twenty scholars in a little log house just outside the 
military reservation. Most of the pupils furnished their 
own seats. In 1834 Miss Chappell moved into the First 
Presbyterian Church building and in 1835 was married to 
the Rev. Jeremiah Porter. 



Accessions — (Continued) . 

' 'Incidents in the life of a Blind Girl —Mary L. Day, ' ' 
Baltimore, 1859. This autobiography relates the experi- 
ences of Miss Day, who came to Chicago in 1847, attracted 
by accounts of wonderful cures of blindness performed 
here. 

"The Chicago Bar," by F. B. Wilkie, Chicago, 
1872, large paper ed. illus. with 50 original photographs. 
The gift of Dr. O. L. Schmidt. 

"The Jesuits in Chicago," by Wm. J.Onahan, LL.D. 
Chicago, 1895. The gift of the Author. 

"McGuffey's Newly Revised Fourth Reader," Cin- 
cinnati, 1844. Used in the Kinzie School, Chicago, 
1847-8, by Mr. Thomas Buckley. The gift of Mr. 
Buckley. 

"Magazines of a Market Metropolis, Being a History 
of Literary Periodicals and Literary Interests of Chi- 
cago," by Herbert E. Fleming, Chicago, 1906. The gift 
of the Author.* 

"Early Chicago Scrap-book," by Charles Harpel. 2 
vols. The gift of the Compiler. 

"Song of Our Chicago," by Charles J. Hunt, Chi- 
cago, 1906. Autograph presentation of Author. 

"Chicago Past and Present," by S. R. Winchell, 
Chicago, 1906. 

"The Economist," 1891-1906, Chicago. The gift of 
the Estate of J. H. Andrews, through Miss E. Andrews. 

"Real Estate and Building Journal," 1880-96, Chi- 
cago. The gift of the Estate of J. H. Andrews, through 
Miss E. Andrews. 

"Chicago et la Fete Colombienne du Monde," the 
gift of Mr. William Beer, of New Orleans. 

"Cook County Republican Convention, Record of 
Proceedings May 10, 1880." Chicago. The gift of Mr. 
Chas. E. Anthony. 

The collection of literature relative to the World's 
Columbian Exposition has received many additions 



*This exceedingly valuable contribution to Chicago biblio- 
graphy was largely compiled in this Library. 



316 

Accessions — ( Continued). 

during the year from Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr., among 
them the following: 

"History of World's Columbian Exposition," by 
Hon. W. E. Cameron, Chicago, 1893, 4 portfolios. 

"The World's Fair As Seen in One Hundred Days," 
by H. D. Northrop, Chicago, 1893. 

"Zigzag Journeys in the White City," by Hezekiah 
Butterworth, Boston, 1894. 

"Century World's Fair Book for Boys and Girls," 
by Tudor Jenks, New York, 1893. 

ILLINOIS. 

"Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Illinois, 
1819-1830," by Sidney Breeze, Kaskaskia, 1831. The 
gift of Dr. O. L. Schmidt. 

"Augustus Conant, Illinois Pioneer and Teacher," 
by Robert Collyer, Boston, 1905. The gift of Mr. S. H. 
Kerfoot, Jr. 

"Gazetteer of Illinois, by John Mason Peck, Phil., 
1837. The gift of Mr. Charles A. Harvey. 

"Latter Day Saints," by Joseph Smith, Nauvoo, 
111. (In Rupp's Religious Denominations in the U. S., 
1844. ) 

"Times and Seasons," vol. 6, Nauvoo, 111., 1845-6. 
This rare relic of the Mormons in Illinois contains among 
other curious articles a remarkable "History of Joseph 
Smith." The gift of Mr. George Merryweather. 

"Railway Guide for Illinois Showing all the Stations 
with Their Respective Distances from Chicago to Junc- 
tion on Branch Line and from Cairo to Galena on Main 
Line, January 1st, 1855," n.p. The gift of Mr. L. P. 
Morehouse. 

"Illinois Central Railroad Company, Annual Re- 
ports, 1856-1872." The gift of Mr. L. P. Morehouse. 

"Directory, Business Mirror and Historical Sketches 
of Randolph County," by E. J. Montague, Alton, 111., 
1859. Very rare. 

"Gazetteer of McLean County," compiled and pub- 
lished by Bailey & Hair, Chicago, J. C. W. Bailey, 1866. 

"History of Round Prairie and Plymouth, 1831-1875," 
by E. H. Young, Chicago, 1876. 



Accessions — ( Continued). 

"Narrative of Incidents in the Life of an Illinois 
Pioneer," by Benjamin Goble, of Milan, 111., Moline, 
1881. 

"Men of Illinois," Chicago, 1902. The gift of Mr. 

C. F. GUNTHER. 

"San-ke-nuk, the Story of Black Hawk's Tower," 
by Julia Mills Dunn, Moline, 111., 1905. The gift of Mr. 
J. B. Oakleaf. 

"Genesis of the Republican Party in Illinois," by 
Paul Selby, n.p., n.d. The gift of the Author. 

"Beginnings of the Republican Party in Illinois and 
Rock Island County," by Wm. A. Meese, Moline, 111., 
1907. The gift of the Author. 

THE NORTHWEST. 

"Personal Narrative of Travels in Virginia, Mary- 
land, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and of a 
Residence in the Illinois Territory, 1817-1818," by Elias 
Pym Fordham, Cleveland, 1906. The gift of Mr. S. 
Lockwood Brown. 

"Battle of Tippecanoe, etc.," by William Wallace, 
Cincinnati, 1837. The author was the father of Gen. 
Lew Wallace. 

"Revised Statutes of the State of Indiana, Adopted 
and Enacted by the General Assembly at Their 22nd 
Session," Indianapolis, 1838. 

"Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the 
State of Iowa, Jan. 19, 1857," Davenport, 1857. The 
gift of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt. 

"Sectional Map of the Surveyed Portion of Minne- 
sota and the Northwestern Part of Wisconsin, " published 
by Rufus Blanchard, Chicago, 1857. The gift of Dr. 
Otto L. Schmidt. 

"All the Western States and Territories," by John 
W. Barber and H. Howe, Cincinnati, 1868. 

"Reminiscences of Pioneer Life in the Mississippi 
Valley," by J. W. Spencer, Davenport, 1872. 

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain, 
New York, 1889. 



318 

Accessions — (Continued) . 

"The Hoosier School-Boy," by Edward Eggleston, 
New York, 1893. 

"History of George Rogers Clark's Conquest of the 
Illinois and the Wabash Towns, 1778 and 1779," by Con- 
sul Willshire Butterfield, Columbus, O., 1904. 

"Wacousta, a Tale of the Pontiac Conspiracy," by 
Major Richardson, Chicago, 1906. The gift of Mr. 
Ogden T. McClurg. 

"Pilots of the Republic, Romance of the Pioneer 
Promoter in the Middle West," by Archer Butler Hulbert, 
Chicago, 1906. The gift of Mr. Ogden T. McClurg. 

LINCOLNIANA. 

"He Knew Lincoln," by Ida M. Tarbell, New York, 
1907. This and a large number of magazines containing 
Lincoln articles are the gifts of Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

"Lincoln at Gettysburg," by Hon. Clark E. Carr, 
autographed copy. The gift of the Author. 

"The Symbol and Odd Fellow's Magazine," vol. 4, 
Boston, 1845. Lincoln's autograph on fly-leaf. 

"Lincoln Scrap-book. " The gift of the Estate of 
Mrs. Lucretia J. Tilton. 

' 'Abraham Lincoln Scrap-book, ' ' compiled by Charles 
Harpel. The gift of the Compiler. 

"Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln," by 
Dr. Wm. Jayne, n.p., 1907. The gift of the Lincoln 
Library, Springfield, 111. 

"Vanity Fair," vols. 1 and 2, New York, 1860. 

"Rest, Noble Chieftain, Song on the Death of Presi- 
dent Lincoln," by C. Archer, Phil, 1865. 

"Lincoln and Other Poems," by Edwin Markham, 
New York, 1901. 

"Best Lincoln Stories," by J. E. Gallaher, Chi- 
cago, n.d. 

With Lincoln from Washington to Richmond in 
1865," by John S. Barnes. (Appleton's Magazine, May, 



319 



Accessions — (Contiiined). 

"Personal Recollections of Lincoln and Douglas," 
by W. W. Calkins, from "The Berwin Current." 

"Abraham Lincoln As Seen by One Who Knew 
Him," by John F. Nash, Ottawa, 111., 1907. 

BIOGRAPHY. 

"In Memoriam — John Hossack, " Ottawa, 1892.* 
The gift of Mrs. E. L. Petitclere, Ottawa, 111. 

"In Memoriam John Peter Altgeld;" privately printed 
for the John Peter Altgeld Memorial Association. The 
gift of Mr. Joseph S. Martin. 

"Life and Speeches of Hon. Charles Warren Fair- 
banks," by William H. Smith, Indianapolis, 1904. 
Accompanied by articles from Collier's Weekly mounted 
on sheets to be bound uniform with the "Life." The 
gifts of Mr. S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

"The Autobiography of Henry W. Blodgett," Wau- 
kegan, 1906. The gift of Miss Blodgett through Mr. 
Clarence A. Burley. 

"Glimpses of Fifty Years, the Autobiography of an 
American Woman," by Frances E. Williard, Chicago, 
1889. The gift of Dr. Otto L. Schmidt. 

"Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Yale Col- 
lege, 1701-1792," by F. D. Dexter, New York, 1885-1907, 
4 vols. The gift of Yale Library. 

"Memorial Biography of the Very Rev. Eugene A. 
Hoffman," byTheo. M. Riley, New York, 1907, 2 vols. 
The gift of Samuel Verplanck Hoffman, President of 
the New York Historical Society. 

REFERENCE AND GENERAL WORKS. 

"Cobbett's Political Register, vols. 1-4,1802-1813," 
London. "Practical Treatise on the Powers and Duties 
of Justices of the Peace, etc., in Illinois," by Elijah M. 
Haines, Chicago, Keen & Lee, 1855. "Official Letters 
of Military and Naval Officers of the United States dur- 
ing the War with Great Britain, 1812-15," by John 
Brennan, Washington City, 1823. The gifts of Dr. Otto 
L. Schmidt. 



*John Hossack indited with Joseph Stout. See also p. 313. 



320 

Accessions — ( Continued). 

"Travelers' Official Railway Guide for the United 
States and Canada," 1874-1906, 160 vols. The gift of 
Dr. W. H. Stennett. 

"The Spirit of 76," 1894-1906 13 vols. The gift of 
Mr. Thomas S. McClelland. 

1 'Les Jesuites et la Nouvelle-France auXVIIe Siecle, ' ' 
par Le P. Camille de Rochemonteix. Paris, 1895-96, 
3 vols. 

"Domestic Manners of the Americans," by Mrs. 
Trollope, London, 1832, 2 vols., illustrated. 

"Who's Who in America, " 1906-1907, Chicago, A. 
N. Marquis & Co., 1906. 

"Index of Portraits," compiled by the American 
Library Association, Washington, D. C, 1907. 

The Chicago Daily News, Inter Ocean, Record-Her- 
ald and Tribune, as well as the leading magazines 
of the city (see List of Donors) continue to donate all of 
their issues to the Library, the newspapers supplying 
their files in substantial bindings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Caroline M. McIlvaine, 

Librarian. 



On motion of General Newberry, seconded by 
Mr. Burley, the Report of the Librarian was received 
and referred to the Executive Committee. The Secre- 
tary of the Meeting upon the request of Mr. Burley of 
the Board of Trustees of the Gilpin Fund, then pre- 
sented the following Report: 



321 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS OF THE 

GILPIN FUND OF THE 

CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

November 15, 1906, to October 31, 1907. 
receipts. 
1906. 
Nov. 15. On hand, certificate- of 

deposit 2961 $727.94 

Certificate of deposit 2963 .... 62.98 

— $ 790.92 

1907. 

Jan. 16. Coupons on $22,500, 

3^2 per cent bonds 393-75 

Coupons on $42,500, 4 per cent 
bonds 850.00 

1,243-75 

April 16. 4 per cent bond No. 297 

matured April 1, 1907 280.00 

Coupon on above 8.40 

288.40 

Interest on certificate of deposit 6.22 

July 1. Coupons on $22,500, 3^2 

per cent bonds 393-75 

Coupons on $43,500, 4 per cent 

bonds 870.00 

1,263.75 

Oct. 24. Interest on certificate of 

deposit 44-°9 

$3,637-i3 

DISBURSEMENTS. 
1907. 

April 16. Paid for $1,000, 4 per 

cent city bond No. 552, due 

Jan. 1, 1915, at iooj/^ 1,005.00 

Accrued interest on above .... 11.67 

July 1. Paid safety vault box rent 

to July 1, 1908 10.00 

Oct. 24. Paid Orson Smith, 

Treasurer 1,800.00 

$2,826.67 
Nov. 15. On hand, certificate of 

deposit 4098 810.46 

$3,637-i3 



ASSETS. 



Chicago City, 3^ per cent bonds, 

par value $22,500.00 

Chicago City 4 per cent bonds, 

par value 43,500.00 

Certificate of deposit 810.46 



$66,810.46 
Henry D. Gilpin, deceased . . $64,314.34 



LIABILITIES 

Amount received from estate of 



Surplus $ 2,496.12 

Eugene H. Fishburn, 
Clarence A. Burley, 
Erskine M. Phelps, 
Walter L. Fisher, 

Trustees. 

Mr. Fuller moved that the Report of the Gilpin 
Trustees be received and referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee; seconded by Mr. Bowen and carried. 

In the absence of Mr. Orson Smith, Treasurer of 
the Society, his Report, and the Report of the Auditing 
Committee, were presented by the Secretary of the 
Meeting as follows: 



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CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 



Treasurer's Report for the Year Ending October 31, 

1907. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand November 21, 1906. . $ 2,664.78 

Deposits by Secretary $4,781.82 

Deposits by Trustees Gilpin Fund 1,800.00 

Interest on Commonwealth Electric Co. 

bonds 400.00 

Interest on Peoples' Gas Co. bonds.. 400.00 
Interest on Atchison, Topeka & Santa 

Fe bonds 220.00 

Interest on South Side Elevated Ry. 

bonds 180.00 

Interest on Metropolitan Elevated Ry. 

bonds 40.00 

Interest on bank account 36.34 

$ 7,858.16 



$10,522.94 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Vouchers issued by the Secretary, coun- 
tersigned by the President $7,807.12 

Balance on hand, October 31, 1907.. 2,715.82 

$10,522.94 

The above balance is made up as follows : 

General Fund $1,862.78 

Jackson Fund 106.14 

Pond Fund 190.21 

Carpenter Fund 71.12 

Jonathan Burr Fund 47-77 

E. H. Stickney Fund 432.80 

Garrett Fund 2.50 

Watkins Fund . 2.50 

$2,715.82 



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The following securities are held in safe deposit box for 
Society : 

POND FUND. 

Four (4) South Side Elevated Ry. bonds, 

each $1,000 $4,000 

One ( 1 ) Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 

bonds 500 500 

Eight (8) Peoples' Gas Light and Coke 

Co. bonds 1,000 8,000 

One (1) Metropolitan Elevated R. R. bond 1,000 1,000 

STICKNEY FUND. 

Five (5) Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 

R. R. bonds, each $1,000 $5,000 

CARPENTER FUND. 

One (1) Commonwealth Electric Co. bond. $1,000 $1,000 

JACKSON FUND. 

One (1) Commonwealth Electric Co. bond. .$1,000 $1,000 

GARRETT FUND. 

One (1) Commonwealth Electric Co. bond. .$1,000 $1,000 

WATKINS FUND. 

Five (5) Commonwealth Electric Co. bonds 

each $1,000 $5,000 

Respectfully submitted, 

Orson Smith, 

Treasurer. 

(The Report of the Auditing Committee appears 
immediately following the Digest of Trial Balance; see 
page 281.) 

On motion of Judge Tree, seconded by Mr. Phelps, 
the Reports were received and referred to the Executive 
Committee. 

The next order of business being announced by The 
President as the election of new members, the Secre- 
tary of the Meeting presented the following list of per- 
sons who had been recommended by resolutions of 
the Executive Committee for election to membership, 
to-wit: 



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HONORARY LIFE MEMBER. 

Mary Ann Hubbard 

FROM LIFE TO HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS. 

Edward E. Ayer 
Adolphus C. Bartlett 

Richard T. Crane 

Charles L. Hutchinson 

Ezra B. McCagg 

Cyrus H. McCormick 

Martin A. Ryerson 

Otto L. Schmidt 

FROM ANNUAL TO HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS. 

Henry H. Porter 

Elizabeth Skinner 

Frederika Skinner 

Lambert Tree 

FROM ANNUAL TO LIFE MEMBER. 
Ezra J. Warner 

ANNUAL MEMBERS. 

Horace Atwater Goodrich 
Julius Frankel 
Herman Weber 

HONORARY MEMBER. 

Ossian Guthrie 

CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. 

James W. Fertig 

Isaac Joslin Cox 

Samuel S. Greeley 

Harriet Hayden Hayes 

William R. Head 

Thomas A. O'Shaughnessy 

The President stating that election must be by 
ballot, Mr. Phelps moved that the Secretary cast the 
unanimous ballot of those present for the members 
recommended. The Secretary cast as such ballot the 
list just read and The President declared the persons 
so voted for duly elected members of the Society. 



The election of Officers being in order, Mr. Fergus 
moved that The President appoint a Committee of 
three to nominate officers for the ensuing year. 

The motion being seconded by Mr. Phelps, and 
carried, The President appointed Messrs. Fergus, 
Newberry and Bartholomay, and suggested that they 
retire for consultation. 

On return of the Committee Mr. Fergus presented 
the following as their report: 

Your Committee on nominations respectfully recom- 
mends the election of the following as their own suc- 
cessors in office, to-wit: 

For President, Franklin H. Head 
For First Vice-President, Thomas Dent 
For Second Vice-President, Lambert Tree 
And for Members of the Executive Committee, for the 
term expiring in 1911: 

Charles F. Gunther 
John P. Wilson 

The President called for other nominations, and 
there being none, on motion of Judge Tree, seconded 
by Mr. Phelps, the Secretary cast the Report of the 
Committee as the ballot of the members present for the 
unanimous election of the nominees of the Committee, 
and The President declared them duly elected to the 
offices for which they had been nominated. 

There being no further business, on motion of Mr. 
Fuller, seconded by Bishop Cheney, the meeting 
thereupon adjourned. 

S. H. Kerfoot, Jr. 

Secretary of the Meeting' 



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Training School for Nurses, Chicago 1 
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 

Boston, Mass 2 

American Antiquarian Society, Worces- 
ter, Mass 2 

American Business Man Publishing Co., 

Chicago 2 

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Philadelphia, Pa 1 

American Contractor Publishing Co., 

Chicago 2 

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City 1 

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ington, D. C 2 

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timore, Md 1 

American Library Association, Boston, 

Mass 4 

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ington, D. C 1 

American Philosophical Society, Philadel- 
phia, Pa 2 

Amherst College, Amherst, Mass 1 

*fANDREWS, J. H., Estate of 59 8 2 

Anonymous 1 19 1 

tANTHONY, Charles E., Chicago 6 1 

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Arche Club, Chicago 1 

Armour, J. Ogden, Chicago 1 

Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago 1 

Armstrong, Mrs. Mary Stuart, Chicago . . 2 
Armstrong, William C, New Brunswick, 

N. J 1 

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Boston, City Auditor 1 

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Boston, Registry Department 1 

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*Bradwell, Judge James B., Chicago 1 

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tBucKLEY, Thomas, Chicago 1 1 

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*tBuRLEY, Clarence A., Chicago., 1 1 

*Burley & Co., Chicago 1 

Busbey, Mrs. T. A., Chicago 1 

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Calkins, W. W., Berwyn, 111 1 

Cambridge Historical Society, Cam- 
bridge, Mass 1 

tCAMPiON, John, Chicago 1 

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Ottawa 2 

Canada, Superintendent of Immigration, 

Ottawa 1 

Canadian Archivist, Ottawa 5 2 

Carl Schurz Memorial Association of 

Chicago 1 

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Carroll, Mrs. E. K., Shawneetown, 111 — 2 
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Chicago Real Estate Board 1 

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Chicago Vacation School Committee of 

Women's Clubs 1 

Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide 2 

Children's Hospital Society of Chicago.. 1 

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Children, South Boston, Mass 1 

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ford 2 

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Dahl, Marius E., Chicago 4 

Davenport Academy of Sciences, Daven- 
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*Depew, Mrs. J. F., Chicago 2 

Dial Publishing Company, Chicago 2 

Dilg, Mrs. Carl A., Chicago 2 

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Durand, Elliott, Chicago 3 

Durante, Oscar, Chicago 1 

Durborow, Allan C, Chicago 3 

Evanston Free Public Library, Evanston, 

111 3 

Fairchild, Mrs. Helen Lincklaen, New 
York City , 2 

*Farwell, Charles Benjamin, Family of 

the Late 1 

Fergus, George H., Chicago 3 3 

Ferguson, E. C. , Chicago 2 

Field Columbian Museum, Chicago 1 5 

Filson Club, The, Louisville, Ky 1 

Fireproof Publishing Co., Chicago 1 

First Swedish Baptist Church, Chicago. 1 

Fishburn, E. H., Chicago 1 

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Guernsey, Guy, Chicago 

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*tGuTHRm, Ossian, Chicago 

Hallberg, C. S. N., Chicago 1 

Hamilton Club of Chicago 1 

*Hammill, J. H., Chicago 

*1"Harpel, Charles, Chicago 9 10 

Hartford Theological Seminary, Hart- 
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Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass... 2 

tHARVEY, Charles A., Chicago 1 

Hayes, Mrs. Harriet Hayden, Chicago 2 

Hayes, Everis A., Washington, D. C 2 

Hazlitt & Walker, Chicago 1 

Head, Franklin H., Chicago. . 1 

Henderson, John G., Chicago 5 

tHERRicK, William J., Chicago 

*Higgins, Mrs. Wm. R., Spencer, la 

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Huling, Miss C. A., Downers Grove, 111. . . .14 
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D. C 1 

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Chicago 1 

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Kane, Thomas, Chicago 1 

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka 3 1 

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Kinsella, James E., Chicago 3 

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Manchester Historic Association, Man- 
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